It's not easy to admit that it took me six years to paint our old house, but in my defense, I did a hell of a job. One thing I certainly learned is that it is worth the time and expense to set up scaffolding. I own two five foot levels, one set of screw jacks, and an OSHA plank. I put them to good use.
I realized this week, that I needed to get moving on painting the trim of the new addition. So today I rented another set of 5 foot scaffolding and a set of three foot, and built a pretty good platform to work from as I paint the bargeboard and get under the eaves. It is supposed to get warmer, tomorrow and Sunday, so if I'm lucky I'll get most of it primed tomorrow and perhaps even start topcoating on Sunday.