Update Jan. 6, 2011:
Here is what the kitchen floor has looked like since Dec. 27.
It reminds me of a limerick I learned in 5th grade (and I cannot for the life of me understand WHY I can remember this) that goes this way:
I wish my room had a floor,
I don’t care much for a door,
But this walking around
Without touching the ground
Is getting to be such a bore.
The contractor just notified us that they will once again begin work on the kitchen construction and if all goes the way they hope, the project will be done in two weeks!