Today I went back to the sign-maker for the nth time (did you know 'nth' is a Scrabble word without vowels?) and thrilled to find him in the shop working. Not only that, he said the plaque was finished! He crawled up a narrow ladder to the storage area upstairs and I could hear him scuffling about. He came back down after a few minutes and asked his assistant, "Have you seen that little gold plaque?" I had pretty much decided that if he didn't have it done today, I'd just cut my losses and go to my friend Roberto to have it done (I didn't know Roberto did bronze work until a week ago or I would have gone to him to begin with). But thankfully, the assistant said, "It's in the glass case." Success!