My brother worked all day yesterday and make lots of progress. I tried to help by clearing out all the demo pieces, feeding him lunch and being a gopher but mostly just tried to stay out of his way! He works carefully and meticulously and I don't bother to ask too many questions. He did such a great job on my kitchen that I trust him!
Here is how it looked last night:
And after a few hours this morning.
I wanted to keep the same railing so he is re-attaching those now and will soon be putting in the new stairs. It's all coming together!