"Carol, the entire house inside and out is fantastic; people will focus on the stone and not the brick. So since you are close to it is normal for the brick to be a frustration, but let it pass as soon as you can and focus on your next steps. Plus Michelle will be coming home soon."
Thanks to a wonderful and wise father in law! He has built many houses and so I trust his judgment.
I also happened across these great quotes:
The brick-layer thinks that the color of the brick looks "off" because it needs to be washed. We'll see. At least I am not obsessing about it today!