We had a wild and crazy weekend filled with siding projects. Aren’t you jealous? Friday afternoon, Ben finished installing the siding above the garage. I caught him creeping outside the window. Everything above the garage, to the peak, is lap siding. Below will be corrugated rust steel, which we’ll install once the siding has been painted. White, paintable metal pieces cover the ends of each board. On the corners and edges, we used the same trim as the windows for the siding to butt into. These pieces, along with the soffit and fascia, will get covered with dark gray paint. On Saturday morning, while we ate breakfast, we watched several hot air balloons take off and land. After that, we went to work installing vented soffits. After that, I set out to caulk all the seams around the windows to be sure water can’t get behind the siding. I followed up with two coats of trim paint to cover the caulking. We bought a few gallons of Mined Coal exterior paint from Behr to get started on edging. As usual, we’ve still got several steps to go before we can declare it finished. Even then, we’ll still have to install the corrugated steel. At least those are big sheets. More than anything, I’m looking forward to having a finished, not patched exterior.