So after moving everything we own into the back two rooms of our house, we left they key with the flooring guy and headed to Boston. We returned last night to a lonely cat and some absolutely beautiful floors.
So needless to say, we're totally psyched about it. Floors like this were what we had imagined for our house and having them so soon makes the staple pulling worth it. :) Now we're left to unload all of our belongings from our kitchen and laundry room, in the most careful manner possible so we don't scratch the hell out of it.
See more pictures of the floors before we scratch them here. http://www.flickr.com/photos/8640358@N04/tags/floors/