Tonight, thanks to this rule, Pres Man and I finished painting the downstairs room and we even removed the tape. It's done. It's not completely perfect (the taping was not as good as it could have been, but I kind of blame the textured walls and ceilings for that), but it's done enough for us.
I also gave the cat a good brushing again, which he really needed. I'm always so surprised about how much fur can come off of a short-haired cat.
Now we're watching the returns from New Hampshire and I'm about to redo my mitten charts. It's a good evening.