Have I mentioned that they're back? Surely you jest, Em-i-lis, you might be thinking. I wish I were. The stainer did such a poor job the first time around that he had to come back. He's sanding again but yesterday when he stripped the boards, he spilled the cleaning agent over the sides and now we have streak marks. I hope he knows that no matter how long this takes, he's going to have to do it correctly. Like my mamma always said, "If you're going to do something, do it right the first time, or you'll have to do it again."