Before we sell this house, we'll need to do some cosmetic painting, especially outside. This may, of course, also be an excuse to visit our favorite paint store, Jill's Paint, in Atwater, which manages to be superbly stocked, and friendly, and quirky, and animal-filled, all at once. It's a store that instantly makes one want to repaint everything. They even seem to have taken some of their own products and talent to the wall outside. Quite why chicks, I don't know - and there's something very Easter-y about this, which is totally inappropriate to the time of year, since colored lights are starting to flicker on and off among the palm trees.