So, then it turned into a family affair and nearly a divorce when LeRoy helped paint the arch way over the steps. Lord, please forgive the insanity that happened at that point! Ha! I won't repeat all the profanity that happened during this time. And, Sloan helped out (not by choice) by vaccuuming the baseboards.
Finally, the finished product AND the whole family is happy again. By the way, the microwave didn't blow up thanks to the auto switch off built into the microwave. The moral to this story is don't put dry beans in the microwave unless you want to remodel your playroom!