Hi everyone. Thanks so much for the input. Phrunes, your pics came just at the time when I could only see the floor as it is and nothing of what it will look like. Keep that up and you're liable to get downright discouraged!!
Truth is, I've not had the nerve to ask my future son-in-law and his brother come over to work on The Lady since the great tear out. The original appliances (refer, stove, and sink are resting on pallets. Still have to function check them. Summer came and this is Oregon. We had such great weather, I just didn't press them. Watched then play the whole summer and kept thinking "Next year buddy. Next year.". But all of you are giving such spot on advice, I know when we crank up again, we'll make speedy progress. Thanks so much. I'll keep you updated!