Looking towards the dining room; living area to the right.
I won't miss this eyesore that we have tried to hide under a rug and furniture for years.
Nor this embarrassingly worn and stained part of the dining room leading into the kitchen. The throw rug keeps you from stepping on the tack strip that is poking through. The installers will move all our big furniture but we spent an hour or so this evening clearing all the small stuff and emptying out furniture.
Mini helped me with the sideboard.
The flooring has been delivered and acclimated and we expect the installers around 9 a.m. I'm hoping to be able to share a finished floor by dinnertime. Very excited!