Today the floor tiles in the kitchen and hall are removed. We expect it to be a messy process, though I've also heard that contractors use really good vacuum dust extractors. We've moved a lot of stuff out, and Heather will cover furniture with old bedsheets before she leaves for work.
Another kind of mess has begun in the neighbourhood. The Prestons subdivision road works began a few weeks ago, and a real estate sales office is nearly completed. I took a heap of photos yesterday, and I'll revisit the area fairly frequently to take updates as the development grows.
UPDATE: The tile removal was hardly messy at all. The cracks have been filled with resin and ground flush with the floor. The bamboo flooring will go down tomorrow. The painter will finish in the garage next week.