Just to prove I continue to make progress, here are my stairs with the holes I filled yesterday.
I hope to get the treads medium-sanded tomorrow. No excuse not to, even if I do get called in to work.
But here's something scary: When I was cleaning up the dust on the stairs and bannister rail yesterday, I noticed I had cracks in my wall plaster at the point where the wall opens up to the downstairs hall and the downstairs ceiling comes in. That place was really bad a year and a half ago, and I put a lot of work into pulling up the plaster and spackling the cracks. Now I have this three-way hairline in the faux finish paint job.
Carp. I don't know if it's the plaster or the spackle. Either way, can't things just stay fixed?