I went to the South End Historical Society annual house tour today. It is always fun to see nice homes. This time they included Lester Thurow's house, which was just featured in the Boston Globe. That definitely was the highlight. One idea that I can borrow from one of the house is as follows: They have a marble topped kitchen work table (8 ft x 3 ft'ish) that is set on wheels. So in theory it can be moved. So can I have a dinner room table / kitchen island setup this way? Back to mis-communication. I ran into the seller's broker at one of the house tour houses. I thought I was waiting for his call to setup a meeting with the contractors. He said he was waiting for me to call him to visit the site with my architect. The contractor don't want to meet first. They just want to see my architect's plan and give me an estimate. Oh well. Almost two week wasted on this arrangement.