More rain this week, so the grancrete still hasn't been applied, but no one is complaining. Most the work this week has been on the inside. The tin from the roof is being used for the inside ceiling. Not my first choice, but it doesn't look nearly as bad as I thought it would. Given time, I might even learn to like it!
The entryway porch has had the shutters installed. They're hinged at the top so they can be raised to let in light, but closed in inclement weather--necessary since there will only be screen and not windows on the porch.
The rain also brought another potential problem to light. For about 18" inside the house, the ground is damp from water seeping underneath the foundation. Might be a reason why the foundation in those areas was in such bad shape. Not sure what Mr. Brendle did about it (if anything) but it has highlighted the need for a porch to make sure we don't have a repeat of this later on down the road.