We made a concerted effort to get the master bedroom liveable. Phil screwed the backer board down. I laid the tile and grouted. Phil came back in and patched the wall and ceiling from where we removed the old closet. Together we painted the walls an icey blue that is almost white except when the light is low. And we painted the ceiling white.
Though there are still some things left to do: install ceiling fan, baseboards, touch ups on paint, drapes--we moved in. Hallelujah!! We have been sleeping in the living room on a trundle bed, the equivalent of two twin beds. It is so nice to be able to sleep together again. The pups love it that we have coffee and puppy cookies together in bed every morning. It is our time to commune together. We needed this. We all did.