With their tutelage, I've started the on the "Work Yard" or back of the house. SO MUCH SCRAPING. There had been a water pipe attached to the outside of the house for about 35 feet. Behind that is so chipped and awful. The dirt used to be right up against the siding in some places here, too. When we first moved in we had subterranean termites. YUCK.
My parents are coming this weekend, so I am sure we'll blow through this side of the house, and maybe even the side facing the street, also known as "the yucca farm". When it's just me with the kiddo, I can only paint between what I can reach standing on the first rung of the ladder and what she can reach. If I climb higher, she gets on the ladder behind me. I don't want us to topple or to step on her little fingers.