But enough beating around the bush, so to speak. I figured out why Michelangelo, before spending two weeks dismantling his complex scaffold that covered one half the floor space of the Sistine Chapel (the ceiling was done in two halves and one should notice how different and more bold the last half was, since he only got to see the full effect from the ground the first time he took down the scaffolding), made the announcement that it was complete. It was so he could keep to a minimum the number of comments like my wife made when I figured I was minutes from coming to an end with this one, my first Redwood forest painting...the likes of which went, as I recall, "I like the way it's going". I'm pretty sure I wouldn't want to hear that after four years of work. But in my case, it was just a few days, so I got over that before the next crisis struck.