This may not be very exciting to you, but I'm pumped that the new stairs (mentioned in this post) are here! (Progress is progress.)
I'd also like to point out how happy I am that the stair risers are pre-primed! Our main living room staircase was all raw oak, and I had to do all of the staining and painting myself. So tedious, and difficult to maintain that many perfectly straight lines between black and white surfaces. The pre-primed situation will save so much time and effort! And for less than $200, too. Not a bad price, considering we're not math-smart enough to build custom stairs ourselves.
Baby steps, as they say!