Anyhow- Kevin tells me not to worry too much about the staples anymore, because the stairs are cupping (falling in in the middle) and he's going to have to do some work on them before he can lay the floor, so getting the staples out is no longer a concern.
Then he tells me. "If you go downstairs, watch the first step."
I go to look at the first step. Um- there is nothing to watch. He took the step off. He's planning on completely rebuilding the staircase.
(Taken from the top of the staircase. Like the white walls? No more orange.