We have both noticed how much more challenging decorating (amongst other things), has become as we age.
The kitchen ceiling is being repainted as we noticed some kind of multiple 'explosion' marks on it. When they were scrubbed off, the dinginess of the ceiling became apparent.
DB duly attached masking tape to the wall near the ceiling (frog tape didn't want to know - grease probably). As he finished and began to attach a floaty type of cover to the cabinets, the tape started to peel off so had to be removed. Nowt for it but to paint carefully then.
Even doing that reasonably small amount of work, bending this way and that, going up and down the ladders, made him ache in quite a few places.
He downed tools to have a cup of tea and a sit down to replace and replenish his muscles:)
Our walking buddy E. and her husband have just finished completely decorating their lounge and they both said the same thing. They like us, have been trying to get our homes sorted out to take us into the next decade or so.
However, it is rapidly becoming apparent, that next time decorating needs doing, it will either take far longer than now, or we will have to get someone in. Bummer!