daddy asked scott and dan to help with the kitchen tile because mama wanted travertine (unhoned and unfilled) in a versailles pattern. i don't really know what all that means, but i DO know that the tile team spent a lot of time 'discussing' how to do it. and there was a lot of tile - 400 square feet! papa kept telling daddy that he should pay someone to do it because he didn't think they'd get it done. he was there supervising. but you should see it now - it's really pretty. and fun to push my truck across.