I'm happy that I can put away the scary chemicals now... but I suspect that if I thought stripping paint was tiring and physical, sanding is going to kick my rear. I have even been too tired to knit after working on this for a few hours every day! But I'm excited at the prospect of another shopping trip to the hardware store, soon, to choose stain colors--a day I wasn't sure would be possible.
And, no doubt, another shopping trip (even sooner) for ibuprofen! :) (I have miles of Christmas gifts to knit before I sleep; can't afford to be slowed up by all this "hard" work!)