I was told there were about a million staples holding the carpet pad down... and it took 3 hours with 3 guys to remove it!
Here are some brief sneak peak photos of the progress:
The dining room is for tomorrow- you can see the dark flooring from the front, some of the underlayment (green), and the subfloor.
That's it for now, I'm squealing with delight already, even though it's super dirty and dusty in here. :)