I managed to get up during daylight today (opposite to my current sleep cycle) and went out and painted until I ran out of paint.
Had to go pick up another can of poly/stain (this is really adding up, I think I’ve bought at least $150 worth of the stuff, but it only comes in quart cans).
Came home, and by the time I grabbed a bite to eat, it was already dark, so I waited until later to go out and paint, with my new double LED flashlight/lamp setup. I made sure to bundle myself up quite well under my painting clothes as it was only 4°C out and being out there for 2 hours can get you quite chilly.
I had to do about an hour of sanding before I could put the final coat on everything. By the time I finished painting and brought all my paint gear inside, it was half past midnight! I was so thoroughly chilled (despite the bundling), that I had to take a long hot shower in order to be able to warm up.
I think I’ve probably finished all my painting, but I’ll have to wait until daylight to see if there is anything that needs another coat or is missing a spot. There is rain expected later on today (Sunday evening), so I’ll have to bundle everything back up in tarps to protect it from the weather.
A few days after that we should get a break in the weather and hopefully I should be able to arrange for help to get everything brought inside and begin final assembly.
It’s nice to finally be approaching the final steps of this massive project!! 18 months ago