We borrowed Hawkins enclosed trailer and put all of the livingroom furniture in it and laid the carper (Dad and Eric) in the livingroom on Tuesday night until 7 pm while mom and I moved furniture around in my bedroom and got the old carpet up and the staples out of it. Then Eric and I moved all the furniture out of our bedroom and made the livingroom a bedroom (the kids LOVED that) for Tuesday night. Eric and I also laid the pad on Tuesday night. Then dad came back over in the am on Wednesday and he and I laid carpet from 8 until 10 when Eric showed up to stretch and kick, etc (all the hard work) and mom and I cleaned other areas of the house. I love it. It looks really good next to the hard wood which was kind of a shot from the hip because I kept forgetting to take a sample of my hard wood with me. The other bedrooms don't have new carpet. Eric says next time we are hiring it done. I tried to talk him into this time but he wouldn't talk-he's never laid carpet before and never will again. I have totally rolled in it, smelled it, kissed it, wanted to marry it. It's so great. I can't wait for everyone to see it! As for furniture. Even my yucky couches look good on my new carpet. Eric made the statement that now we need new furniture so I'm all over that. We are looking on Craigslist.