Our basement contractors have promised that the basement will be ready to paint this weekend, and so we are painting it. Mostly by "we" I mean "other people than me," except that I will try to get my hand in during my steady time for the week. Now it is all fresh mudding and whiteness. By Monday morning the ceilings will be painted white and the walls will be painted green, blue, and red, depending on which room.
Among other things, this may mean that I stay behind on e-mail for awhile longer. Sorry about that. It's still me, not you. I ran some errands with timprov yesterday and got completely wiped out by them. This recovering from pneumonia thing: it is hard work.