I HAVE to add that, while we have had this project going on and on and driving me a bit crazy, I love, love, LOVE my husband for having the ability/know-how/connections to do a project like this by himself! He's a union plumber/pipefitter by trade, but he's just generally handy and confident enough to dive into a project head first. So thank you, babe, for taking care of your family in yet another way!
And seriously, he's hot as hell when he's in "working man" mode! Bonus!