And still so much more to do! Those hundreds of nasty little staples don't take themselves out (ask my blistrers about those staples...) and we haven't even talked about the tack strips! And of course the floors are not the image of young womanhood that all the other floors in the house were under the wall-to-wall either. Harumph.
It also turns out that the baseboards are painted ( I suspect) with oil paint and the walls are a water based and so I will not be making it do double duty. I have also decided that the baseboards look fine as they are since I have furniture or curtains covering them up any way.Onwards and upwards.