Chris convinced me that I should wait until tomorrow to get the cord since I was going out anyway and the temp now is 96. He didn't have to say it twice.
Soooo - I put a primer coat on an end table. Even though I intend to use Annie Sloan chalk paint on the piece I decided that primer would be best because the wood is very old pine. Chalk Paint is wonderful but I didn't want to push my luck.
I have been trying to download a picture of the piece but I screwed up somehow and the camera won't shut off or do anything. More later.