It was a transforming weekend. We finally reached the point where we decided that nothing more could be done for the South Wall - it was time to paint.
By the end of the weekend, the first coat was on. We opted to paint by hand instead of using the sprayer, as we weren't sure that we could exercise as much control with the sprayer. Perhaps we'll use it for the other sides of the house. Still one more coat and the trim to paint; and we still need to decide on a color for the foundation - stay tuned.