I'm slowly inching away (literally, inches at a time) at this hallway wallpaper. It's a slow process but I've decided to do a few hours each night. I'm almost all the way down the stairs now - not without the accompanying back, neck, and shoulder pains, of course. I hope to be able to finish the rest of the downstairs this weekend but I might be overzealous. It would just be nice to have it all gone and done away with.
On another note, Thom and I have been debating about using a little bit of extra summer teaching money to buy something for the house. My vote is either for (a) new chairs for living room, (b) patio set for front porch, or (c) new carpet for the stairs and upstairs hallway. Since we want to get wool carpet, even that little bit will be quite spendy. After finishing painting the hallway I'm probably going to opt for the carpet so it looks all nice and new and we can ditch the nasty old goldenrod carpeting. Blech.