I thought I'd be further along with four days off, but progress is steady. Here was the middle room after emptying most of the furniture:
Here it is now, totally emptied, caulked (although there's still more to do) and painted:
Here is the next room on the to-do list, with the furniture removed:
The caulking is very important, although quite boring. The sheetrocking on these two rooms seems to have been done in a rush. There are small gaps in the corners, and around the dormer windows. A bored cat can easily note these tiny gaps and start pick, pick picking away.
I thought I'd have to run into Ithaca for white paint, but I found a new gallon of "moonlight white" in my paint stash. I'm not sure what I purchased it for--maybe the kitchen before I decided to go with bright white? I worried that the slight yellow tint in the white paint would clash with the pale violet, but actually it comes across as warm and calming. Bright white would have been more striking, but I think this was for the best...and it didn't cost me an extra $35.
I told my cat caretakers the cats would all be in the house by February so I'm committed to it now!
I'm back to work tomorrow so progress will be reduced to just a few hours in the evening. Hopefully since all the lifting and moving is done, it will still move along.
Pepper and Timea have been helping in their own way. So far we have avoided purple paws, although Pepper almost painted his toes.