Ripping up carpet is hot, dirty work.
It is, however, fairly straightforward and quick.
The obnoxious parts are:
1. removing all the staples used to secure the carpet pad
2. removing the tack strip used to secure the carpet
Removing the staples isn't too hard, except that it can be challenging to find all of them.
Removing the tack strip has involved lots of cursing.
And while I am very happy that the exposed wood floor is in good shape (so far!), there are a few things that I have learned in these past few hours:
1. the dogs nailed need to be trimmed.
2. A dark wood floor is very cozy but it does make the house look darker. That's a bit of a bummer because it is already pretty dark.