Over John's fall break he got right back to work on the tile, and it is almost all up! Here's the bath surround:
The toilet area:
On Tuesday our awesome friend came over again to help John wire up a new light/heater/fan to replace the ancient one that had been there previously.
They also moved the boxes down so that it would be easier to tile around them.
So there's just this one little spot left, then grout, then the tiling is done! I am so pleased with how it looks, and I think John is pleased with how much he has learned and how well his first big project is turning out. Color me impressed.