When we got home from church on Sunday night, Sarah had pizza ready for us, so I poured a glass of Pepsi One and grabbed a couple of slices of 'za. When I headed back to the kitchen for just one more slice, I got into a conversation with my son-in-law, so painting was delayed until 9:00 or so. Then I realized I still had more painter's tape to put up, and I spotted a nail pop and a ding in the wall that needed spackling. Needless to say, it was about 9:45 before Sarah and I started to put paint on the wall. Why is it that the first coat takes so much longer than the second? It doesn't help that we don't think our walls were properly primed by the builder and they soak up paint like crazy. In fact, we used probably 3/4 of a gallon for the first coat on those first two walls I showed you in this post. The good news is that we managed to put two coats on the first two walls, putting us well ahead of schedule. The next step is to clear out the rest of the room. We have to determine what can safely remain in the garage for a couple of weeks, and what needs to stay in the house. Just thinking about packing everything else up makes me very, very tired.