three weeks of work

Wow, it's been three weeks since my last update.  The 1st<-->2nd floor
stairs are done.  The benches in the entryway are done.  Look nice,
too, with lots of storage for off-season shoes.  The window seats in
the loft are done.  The railing in the loft is done, but not finished
(we get to polyurethane it over the weekend).  The remaining projects:
  o bookshelves in living room
  o counter in sewing room
  o spiral stairs to loft
  o tiny bit of misc moulding