I'm absolutely thrilled to say the mess is gone! Our guys (love having "guys!) have finished laying the matting, put the gates back in place. We can't wait to get it cleaned up (I didn't have the nerve to ask them to wear booties), get our equipment in place, and open for business. I'd kind of like our dogs to be the first to step foot in the new ring - but if it doesn't happen, it's not the end of the world. We've been working so hard since we moved, it's tough to remember to come up for air and enjoy what we've accomplished. It seems a little silly to be so excited about a picture of an empty space - but all my doggy friends will understand what joy a thousand square feet of empty space can bring.