Today we had our dining room floor changed from carpet to hardwood. In the past, we've always had the dining room blocked off with gates and x-pens to prevent the dogs from entering and peeing everywhere. The hardwood allows us to use this room full-time! It looks and feels like a new house. The wood matches seamlessly. Libby stayed home today to supervise the installation. After they left around noon, she took the initiative to go get paint, paint, and clean up before I even returned home. The room is now a nice green color. We've put our bookshelves and table back into the room and put most of the stuff back in as well. I look forward to making it a den where I can go and work while staying near to my dear wife who typically hangs out in the family room or bedroom. Pictures coming soon.