Getting closer to painting

I was away on vacation for a couple of weeks, and when I got back, I installed the capping strips on the bottom seams of the rear valence. I also drilled some holes in the valence panel for the rear bumper mounts.
Then I resumed sanding. There are a lot of edges, nooks, and crannies that have to be gone over, and it takes a while. I removed the passenger door– I’ll paint both doors separately, along with the trunk lid.
There is two or three hours of sanding left to do, and then a few hours of work work applying filler. After all that is done, the car will be ready for the actual painting, but I will have to prepare my garage for painting and do a lot of masking before I can actually start spraying.