E! was busy prepping the bar for painting, by scraping all the loose paint and washing it with a witches' brew of cleaners. At one point she was scraping off so much paint that I was wondering whether it would be worth stripping the entire bar, but for the most part the paint sticks really well, so painting it is.
Meanwhile I started work on the bar heat by installing the tubes to the radiators. If I push really hard, we might have heat in the bar tomorrow.