But finally, I stumbled on a local guy who does small jobs.
And my front door has been painted, for the first time since we moved in, ten years ago.
I feel so relieved.
I love the blue.
And really, the ONLY downside was that once the door was painted and pretty, I realized that the shutters should probably match the door.
So I called my new best friend back and he graciously agreed to climb out my upstairs window, unhook the shutters, bring them down the stairs and outside and all the way to his house where the rest of the blue paint was, and paint them. And then do it all again in reverse, as he again climbed out my window to rehang them.