Contractors are highly entertaining for little boys. They get to use ALL the cool equipment like shovels, wheelbarrows, hammers, and drills. Plus they get to dig up dirt piles and make loud noises. Axel ate his breakfast next to the window so he didn't miss a second of the show.
Me, I am much more interested in the end game. The wallpaper and the fireplace were removed. The fake grass was installed in our little yard. All was completed on time and on budget. I am happy.