well, I guess I shouldn’t complain. Between the previous post and this one, I’ve put on the first coat of ceiling paint. That includes rinsing out the brushes and paint tray. It took less than a half an hour to do so I guess I was agonizing over nothing. I do that sometimes.
I think the ceiling needs a second coat (you can still see traces of orange from when I missed the wall last time), but I’ll decide that in the morning. Then, while the ceiling is drying, I can start the walls.
Progress is being made.