Carpeting is in. Since I was nice enough to remove all the old tack strips the installers had to install new ones. Hammer drills resonated throughout the house for an hour or so. Luckily I wasn't there. :-)
After the carpet was installed we moved some furniture back in to free up space in the rest of the house. The room looks great!
The wife is happy so therefore the project was worth it. The whole room, including carpeting and blinds, was less that two grand. Not bad in my mind. The wife has also decided that this is the end of indoor projects for awhile so I get to work on the garage.