My eyes in the field (OK, my wife) reports that the exterior paint prep has begun. Through some shenanigans involving a recently remedied license situation, J.D. and James got us a very good deal on the paint quote from a top notch crew. Did I mention that the stairwell siding will be orange?! The existing house stucco will be painted a taupe (I think) while the new stucco will have a warmish gray integral color. Interior will mostly be off-white, with possible accents to be painted in the future when we have our wits about us again.