The work pile is getting smaller. Last week we couldn't even get through the dining area that we use for staging. Now we can see floor.
The pile is getting smaller because we have put in almost all the cabinets now. They still need tweeking. We've got gaps that need filler and doors that need adjusting but we should be able to get the counter people out here hopefully in the near future.
Here's a good look at how we are living at the moment. Still no sink. Still a mountain of clutter but we are closer to the end than where we were this time last year.
I made myself sick all weekend worrying about what to do with the floor and I took all your suggestions to heart and did a lot of research. I finally came to the conclusion that it's just a darn old floor and if we hate it we can rip it up later and do something else. Pup agrees. She can't wait to throw up on it or even worse so we are just going to lay the boards the other way so it looks somewhat planned and just get it over with. What's a little difference in wood? It's not like I don't already live in a rustic cabin-like place with a cedar ceiling and mismatched wood furniture everywhere. This crazy floor should fit right in.