Saga of the Painters.
I finally finished getting estimates from painters and the chosen one will start tomorrow. We selected the first one to come out and give a bid, who is now giving us a great deal. The second guy to come out was Mr. 90 Minutes Late Lowball who gave me the cold pricklies. The third gave a bid $900 lower than the first guy, and with $900 worth of extra services. I was then able to talk the first guy into matching the third's package. Score.