We have new carpet in our great room and hallway! The carpet guys came at 7:45 a.m. and were done around 10:15 a.m. We were up super late again last night getting things ready, including sanding, painting, grouting the tile hearth, and removing all the old carpet/padding and generally tidying up the place so there was room for the installers to do their job.
So, the trim pieces that will "join" the wood floor to the carpet aren't yet installed, but that will *hopefully* be a simple job for Ron this afternoon.
The tile hearth looks like the money with the carpet... so much better than a varnished wooden hearth! We are going to have a fire tonight and try to have a somewhat relaxing evening (although there are a few non-messy, non-noisy jobs that we could putz at before our guests arrive tomorrow). All in all, the pace of the work is going to slow way down, so it will definitely feel like a break from what we have been accustomed to lately. I can't say enough what a relief it is to be to this point. The stress and fatigue of the work, and living in a construction site, tripping on tools, constantly cleaning up drywall dust, and corralling Lucy into such a small area have not been easy to manage. Luckily we're to the point of wrapping it up. I'll post photos later.