Back siding – day 2

March 18, 2010

So cool. All the siding is up. Door is in. Gutters and downspouts are next.

Giddiyup.

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Back siding – day 1

March 17, 2010

My morning visit to the house left me feeling very impressed with how much of the siding of the back (west) exterior our crew got done yesterday.  Once the exterior siding is completed, we’ll be able to start building the back deck.  Apparently the huge pile of dirt will get towed away in the next day or two, which will help make it actually feel like a yard again, rather than a dump.  We’re told that siding may have been finished today, although I didn’t get home until after dark, so haven’t stopped by to see.  Will check in in the morning.

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Wow factor

March 4, 2010

Dottie doesn’t realize that I’m home today because I’m sick and need to rest.  All she knows is that it’s sunny, and she wants to go out and play.  After 20 minutes of trying to ignore her kissing and pawing at me this morning, I finally gave in and took her for a short walk – by the house of course.

And there it was.  There was the wow factor I’ve been waiting for.  The bright sun was shining on the fully-sided front of the house. Yay!

I didn’t have the energy to head around to the back of the house, but I did hear hammers pounding and I can only hope that our siding crew is busy transforming our plywood mish-mosh into the closer-to-finished version we have going on in the front.  We’ll eventually paint the corner trim gray to blend with the siding color. Still determining whether to go gray or white for the window trim.  I’m looking forward to getting the new gutters up too – such a small thing, but it’ll be one more accent helping give the house a more complete feel.

I haven’t been inside for a couple of days, but I hear that the mudding is wrapping up, and sanding has begun. I am anticipating a dust storm when I venture in – maybe later today. We’ll see how I’m feeling.

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