I know it feels as if I've been on vacation for the past week and a half, but I've been working.  I'm taking a couple of weeks of starting soon for a family reunion, hopefully a trip to the beach, and just being anywhere but at work.   I'm hoping to get a few things done around the house.  The big goal of it all would be to paint stripes on the wall in the living room.  Something along the lines of this.