This morning I found keys in the garbage. Asking around I found out they were Doug's office keys. The Hackensack office of his company is closed. The computers are on their way to Boston. Doug is "working" at home for the week. I'm sure there will actually be lots for him to do once the computers are hooked up. But until then he is working on the home again.
I'm not sure if you can see the sad state of the porch floor in the following picture, but it was peeling profusely.
A good day of work (note the long shadows) and the coat is clean and smooth.
The steps are refreshed too.
Another plus for the house, in case anyone shows up to see it. No one has come to see it in 2 weeks. But we're getting ready for open houses at the end of April and early May when the leaves are out and the yard is transformed. Note the daffodils about to bloom next to the mail box.