Your progress is looking good. I like the statio section and look forward to seeing it develop. Ballasting is tedious. However, I do find that as it is mind numbing, it does help when i have had a bad day, or have a lot on my mind, to do some ballasting, as my head is clearer afterwards. I did try a syriunge, but found it squirted ballast everywhere. I use a pipette. I believe others have tried spray bottles.