It's been awhile since I shared an update on what's been happening over at The Fixer Upper. The boys have been working hard getting the building ready for new siding. When I say that lots of prep work was involved, I mean lots of prep work was involved.
One of the bigger jobs involved taking down not only the old mint-green siding, but the old wooden siding that was hidden underneath it. I stayed far away during that project because a) they were teetering on tall ladders, b) they were swinging hammers and crowbars left and right, c) they were uncovering years of built-up grime, dust, and insulation, and d) they were kind of grumpy that they had to do a, b, and c on a hot, sunny, summer day!
After all of the old debris was cleaned up and hauled to the dump (thanks to my awesome workaholic father-in-law) they were finally ready to start putting up the new siding last weekend. When I left for the cottage they had this much done:
And when I came back the next morning they had made quite a bit of progress!
Isn't it looking great so far? I'm sure the neighbours are appreciating the new view. I mean come on, they had to look at this for the longest time. :)
I promise I'll share some more pictures once the siding is installed on the whole house. It won't be for awhile though because the next few weekends are filled to the brim with fun summer-time activities. I can't make poor Alex work on renos every weekend, can I? ;)