I did a lot of work today:
First I cleaned up the stairs, removed the rust and sanded them.
Then I gave it two coats of primer:
Then two coats of white paint:
They are ready for carpet now, Lowes didn't have what I wanted so I'll have to find it someplace else.
I extended the rope light into the sleeping area:
And then through into the bathroom:
I also added a fifth high current UPS battery into the UPS bank. That makes eight batteries total in the system.