I rushed out after work to bask in the beauty. This really is a wonderful addition - my part, the finishing, may not happen immediately (this is only year six of a 30-year project, don't forget), but we'll get there when the time is right. Meanwhile, everything is useable.
I'll move the hot tub this weekend to the side of the palace so we can just step in from the floor.
And we'll get tables, chairs, and other niceties in place.
This is so exciting!