The only challenging part about this job was the undeveloped landscape around the home. Because both sides had substantial slopes, I ended up building temporary steps with packed gravel to secure my ladder sets – since the muddy clay swallowed everything like quicksand. I can’t tell you how many times I lost a shoe in 16″ of mud. I was initially contracted for exterior work on their home and detached shed, but after the customer’s less than desirable experience with the interior painters (who were hired by the general contractor building the home), I spent nearly a week inside after the exterior was done. It was only by the recommendation of another customer that I got the exterior contract in the first place, since the general contractor on the job had initially planned to use his painters for the exterior too.