yesterday, after a month of trying to find the time, mrs k finished painting the living room. it's nearly impossible to do such a task with the kids around. well, not the kids. one kid. eli. he is the equivalent to the tasmanian devil, krakatoa, mount vesuvius...our own bull in a china shop. but, he was contained long enough for the beautiful (and handy) mrs k to break out the 'iced tea' paint and whip the living room into a lather of st.louis bread company like colors. nice.