The investment property spruce-ups are going well. We finished painting the living room, dining room and stairwell on Saturday afternoon. This leaves the kitchen, which is going to be a chore because we’re also painting the cabinets. There are some other things to do, of course, but they are minor in comparison to the kitchen project. I’m hoping to wrap things up by the end of February so we can get the house on the market (the sooner the better, really). That night, the two of us (Jake was in NY visiting his cousins) went to a party at my brother’s house, so at least I didn’t have to cook after working all afternoon.