So, while I was at school Monday night, Jim constructed the hearth frame. Then while I was at school Tuesday night, Jim & his friends Adam & John laid the tiles out and cut them. Then yesterday, Jim got out of work early and started tiling. I helped him finish grouting late last night. But giant kudos to him for doing it all! I'm now working from home today waiting for the contractors to come to install the stove. Here's the pictures.