Pictures after I get most of my worldly goods cleaned off and back in place, because damn, this was a messy process. But oh so worth it. The floor is gorgeous. The linty, fuzzy, hard to clean white carpet of doom is already fading like a bad dream.
Today the dogs had to say goodbye to the Smiling Installer and his Shy But Sweet Sidekick. Sophie will be crushed - she adored them. They arrived yesterday and today and she greeted them like long-lost relatives, and they loved her in return. The dogs are still adjusting to the new floor beneath their feet. It's not slippery for humans, but if you are used to digging your toenails into the carpet and peeling out at high speed, yeah, that doesn't work now. We've had a couple of ignominious fails resembling Bambi on ice, but they are adjusting fast.
But they are catching on, and Murphy thinks this is the best thing that has happened in years. He has been belly down and flat as a small throw rug in classic frog dog on the nice, cool new floor all evening. Both dogs lived on hard surface floors before so it's not a new concept, and it is a refreshingly cool place to sleep on a warm day. And Sophie has reclaimed her place on the back of the big chair, so all is well in the dogs' world. They'll be a little confused when they aren't herded into the guest room tomorrow. They've had few days of freedom since this insanity began, and we are all looking forward to a few days off from contractors. Next up: countertops, lighting, and minor tweaks! We are on the home stretch.