His and Hers Tasks

Good news, everyone.  The siding is 99 percent finished!  Ben took the last three days off work to get everything done before this weekend’s cold snap hits.  After starting with the most tedious part, everything went up smoothly and mostly without incident.  With much hemming and hawing, we decided to wrap the bathroom bump out in steel.  During install, Ben was on the scaffolding while I was at the bottom pounding each panel up.  While pounding a panel in place, a prybar fell off the scaffolding and on my arm.  A string of four lettered words spewed out of my mouth.  Other than that, no problems.

Lower portions were a breeze by comparison and Ben had most finished by day 2.


We know this siding choice is different.  People seem to love it or hate it.  Fortunately, several neighbors have come over to tell us how much they like it.  They could love the steel, or just that it’s finished.


Regardless, we’re thrilled.  Both with the look and that we’re almost done.  To finish off the outside corners, we’re waiting on five pieces to cover the edges.  You can see one by the front door.


While Ben was siding (and didn’t need my help), I was inside painting trim and a few walls.  Here’s a peek at the first coat in our bedroom.  As the McDonald’s slogan goes, “I’m lovin’ it.”


Hopefully tomorrow we’ll get our siding trim pieces to wrap things up.  Once that’s finished, we can take down the scaffolding and get working on kitchen plans.  Wishing you all a fun and productive weekend.

13 thoughts on “His and Hers Tasks

  1. Congrats on the progress on both, you have a good weekend too, don’t work too hard. Oh and as long as you like the siding that is all that matters, it will be fun to see the rusting, I hope you will post pictures.

    1. Hi Alison!

      Thanks for being so sweet! We do like it, and that really is what matters as we’re the ones shelling out the money. I’ll share pictures soon and update on the rusting process.


    1. Hi lkl!

      When outside, the boys love to play out with us. If it’s something in the house, they’re usually playing games/Legos together. Or they’ll come in and chat if it’s something safe for them to be around. Honestly though, they’re old enough to entertain each other for short stretches. So much easier at this age than even a year ago. 🙂


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