I finally called the contractor today after a couple of e-mails failed to get his attention. He promised me that the plumber and electrician would be done by Friday and he said he'd have his crew in there Saturday to do all the drywall work in the kitchen. They will probably be starting the patio on Monday, because they're behind schedule on another concrete job because of the weather. Hopefully, his schedule will be accurate this time! We'll see what happens.