Seven hours of strain and focus, brushes and rollers, 60 minutes of clean-up. Full disclosure: (a) Painting the place was Tatyana’s idea — I was initially terrified of the inevitable chaos (everything off the walls, drop cloths, moving stuff around) but the reality wasn’t so bad; (b) I suggested the Coral Gables color and she agreed; (c) We painted the place together; (d) Anya provided emotional support start to finish. The place looks great. We’ll finish the job tomorrow.