The good news is that a week after the renovation was supposed to be finished, they started to paint! The workmen were sweeping the floor when I was there today, hopefully in preparation for the World's Ugliest Carpet. (Below) While the paint looks a nice sunny yellow in the photo, it's sort of an orangish yellow, no doubt meant to match the carpet. It could have been worse-- it could have been orange or purple paint. This amuses me greatly; before the renovation, the Powers That Be made fun of my original 1969 decor, complete with orange shelving. The renovation was supposed to take us OUT of "the Brady Bunch era". Not sure that we are going to accomplish this goal.
Oh, well. As long as there is flooring on the first day, and we get all the boxes moved back into the library and the security gates up, I can open. If they are building shelves, I don't know if I can have classes, and obviously computer use depends upon actually having computers. If study halls are scheduled in the library during lunch, it might be easier to have tables and chairs, but I'm sure the children will enjoy sitting on the floor!