James emailed me this week! The stairs are done save for painting!! He wants me to come out and look at them before they paint. I think this is my opportunity to add hooks and maybe if I am really lucky, spikes for a garden shoe rack. I was going to go today -- until I awakened to 6+ inches of snow. (It takes me an hour to get to his place as it is.) I am contemplating tomorrow, but fear I would get caught in Super Bowl traffic. I think Monday afternoon on the way home from the airport is looking pretty good. I am so. excited. I'll take photos...!!