Well, it was installed today and it looks very good. The full effect won't be known until the faucet, tile, and cabinet facing is done, not to mention the painting and the floor, which aren't even in sight yet. . Polished granite looks different in the light from the window and after the sun has moved,. There are depths of color, some small bits of red in the green and tiny bits of crystalline sparkle. Granite Man did a beautiful job! The heat has broken and now it is just ordinary Northern California summer, not killer-heat-death summer. I'm still enjoying Librarything.com. Flickr makes me want to go out all the time and take pictures. Some of the people who live in Iceland take spectacular pictures! It is hard to imagine such magnificent scenery in an ordinary life.