one more month to go...
It's been two months and we're now at the point of where we have to get a slab for the countertop. Although we have a love for marble, we'll get honed black granite for our countertop as it is the most practical choice for natural stone. Marble is more porous and need more care than granite. Since I'll be using the countertop for classes, the dark natural granite will suit us better.
According to the plan, we'll have a new kitchen within a month. However, I'm not sure we're on the track. Mark already put all the cabinets together, so we hope they'll be ready to lay them out on the floor soon--still keep my fingers cross!