Well, first section of carpeting is up in the living room and the sheeting and matting are down for the first layer of flooring. For the curious, we bought Hemse wood laminate flooring from Ikea. The beech is a little lighter than I would have chosen, but it makes for a nice contrast with the red walls, and we're planning on putting down a red-hued area rug from Lowe's anyway.
Between that and getting the grill ready, I've got lots to do this week. Whee!