Well, Ben is at the airport anyway (hooray! I'll have a husband again!), preparing to be in flight, and I don't think that he has access to the internet, so I take this opportunity to report the following: That painting spree I said I wasn't going on? Whatever. It's been a semi-covert operation but besides the bedroom, I have painted the banister white, I also painted the stairwell, the hallway, the front door, and the living room... It looks good.