Lots of construction happening in October and early November. Lights were replaced. The walls were painted. Floors were replaced and kneeholes were built into existing cabinetry. We also had some small projects to replace a sink and install a glassware cabinet. And my office was nicely repainted and re-carpeted.
As of mid-November, our fume hood was just installed and the downstairs area of the lab (the "upside-down") has a fresh coat of paint and new floors/lighting. Looks much better!
I also received approximately 100 boxes that I have been working to unpack. Kind of like Christmas, but only for someone who likes to clean and organize!