my absence from the lounge today between 3:20 and 4:00 (generally off from 4:00-4:30 or 5:00 due to falling asleep at the computer) and then throughout the evening. never fear, i had good reason to be gone. a buddy of mine came over after work today, and we started on a little project. our house was built in 1972. thanks to the hideous decorating "style" (if you dare to call it that. ) of that era, our entryway was tiled with a lovely green ceramic tile. last week Dad and i ripped it all out, and sanded the floor smooth. my buddy Jeremy and I laid most of the new floor today (didnt finish due to a screwed up tile saw. anywho, here are the progress pictures. and yes, i know my camera sucks. the lighting is REALLY funky in there right now.