On another note: we refinished our wood floors last weekend and they're finally cured enough to let us put our furniture back in. We had all of our living room and dining room furnishings crammed in to one room for about two weeks and looked like crazy antique dealers.
Here are some pictures for your viewing pleasure (pictures of the floors, probably won't be any of our crazy junk hoard).
Here are the floors before/during sanding. You can see the oil based polyurethane makes the wood have a warm yellow glow. Normally, this doesn't bother me, but with such wonderful light oak, we wanted the natural oak to show through. So, we opted for water-based poly.
Here is the after, with the flowers, and the fat-cat. The water-based polyurethane doesn't leave that yellow tone, dries in about three hours, and doesn't smell nearly as bad as the oil based. However, you need to put on more coats. Which, if you're impatient like me, it might just kill ya. Good thing the husband is reasonable and made me wait before slathering on more poly.