Today, work resumed on painting the exterior! SQUEE!!!!!!!! First priority is the huge curved metal cornice! I extended the scaffolding up higher than pictured, and added railings all around.
Then, on the decorative swirls, I scraped off the old chunks of paint. I will use a disk sander on the flat areas of the cornice, which will necessitate getting into the dread Tyvek suit and mask. Pray for me.