Work began immediately on Saturday and started with tearing out the brown carpet and seeing what condition the floors were in underneath. The previous owner's dog left some "surprises" that soaked through the carpet and left spots on the wood floors. The sander that we got from Lowe's didn't do a very good job of sanding through the old finish or the spots so we are going to try a large belt sander this week and see how that goes. If that does not work we will have to strip the finish off.
Some of the spots left by the dog.
Apparantly a plant was over-watered in the corner of the dining area