Mrs Bugbear and I are starting the renovations at our new home. A couple of weeks ago we lucked into a small lot of cherry hardwood flooring for a good price. The renovation cycle for the new house has begun! On the weekend we went to Lowe's and bought paint, brushes and sanding screens and Mrs. Bugbear mudded the holes in the walls (the previous owner had many pictures hung) and primed the closet ceiling in the master bedroom.
I walked into the bedroom after she'd finished and looked at the patches on the walls and smelled the primer and had to remark, "Now if feels like home!".
Having looked at a lot of homes I always find it strange that people will live in a home for years or decades without finishing things. The closet ceiling in the master bedroom had never been painted or primed.