Eva made color selections at Floor & Decor over on Bandera in San Antonio and I went by on my way home from work to pick up the 25 boxes of tile. It really didn't take us long to unload them and by Friday afternoon, we were starting the project.
the tenth time Eva has done tile and she prefers to start from the furthest corner, make sure the tile is set perfect square and then live with whatever cuts come at the end. In the case of a near square room, it worked well for us. We only had to make cuts for the closet and of course, the front edge by the garage. There was also the debate about the use of the little cross spacers. I've always seen them placed flat at the corners, but Eva prefers to stand them up, which in fairness, works fine for us.
A few notes: One reader commented about the echo that will surely be caused by the tile floor. I'm hear to tell you, right now it sounds like the Grand Canyon. But we already have one rug going down, Eva has an ass-load of things to put on the walls and my son found one of those do-it-yourself web pages for making acoustic treatments. We'll see how much of that we need once we get the furniture in.