Some folks really enjoy this kind of work. Not me. I do like seeing it done when it is over, but I have never gotten into the work itself. I'd rather be reading, writing, or riding a bike through the woods. I have determined that this project has six steps: removing the old tile, sanding, spackling, sanding again, priming and painting. Last night we completed step one. Don't be fooled by the smile on Alex's face. He can be happy because it isn't really his project. He just pitched in to finish up the end of step one.