New Siding Project - Part 14

(If you would like to catch up on the rest of our siding project, click HERE.)

We’re in the homestretch. Here’s what the house looks like now:

The south side of the house:

House (10)

The very top of the wall and the soffit need to be done here.

The storm door we ordered came in yesterday, so hopefully we’ll get that put on in the next couple days.

House (11)

The east side of the house:

House (1)

Besides the siding, Gerald and Ramona have be making trim to go around all the windows:

House (2)

It’s been a slow tedious process, but it’s much more weather -proof than before.

House (3)

They also put in a new dryer vent, and put trim around it too:

House (13)

A little bit of soffit and the top edge of the wall need to be done:

House (12)

Moving on to the north side of the house:

House (4)

They’re completely done here: siding, soffit, trim, and a new basement door:

House (5)

This new door is all metal. A big improvement over the plywood door we had before.

Here’s the west side of the house:

House (6)

They’re nearly done with the siding here. Since I took this pic they’ve finished all the window trim, but the soffit still needs to be done.

House (7)

House (8)

I’m thinking that we’ll be completely done sometime next week if the weather holds. It’s been dry all week, with highs about 70 and lows down into the 40s.

Here was our thermometer this morning:

Temperature

Brrr…it felt kinda chilly in the house so we turned on the heat for the first time.

Here’s our forecast:

forecast

Beautiful weather!

Muffin and Kitty are locked up in the office every morning so Gerald and Ramona can enter the house without being attacked. The kitties sleep most of the day anyway so it’s not like they’re suffering. I let them out when I get home from work.

Muffin & Kitty

They look like little furry angels don’t they?

Hoping next week that our siding project will finally be done.

Harland finished with the corn harvest yesterday. Today, he’ll be starting on the soybean harvest and we’ll finally learn how adversely the drought affected the yields.

In his down time (HA HA) Harland’s been working on this new project at the farm:

Sorting Facility

We’re putting in a new cattle working area. So far he’s ripped out the old chute and pens, and over the next few weeks, when he’s not cutting beans, he’ll be working on installing a new chute and sorting pens. We’re really excited about this because the design of the new facility will make working with our sometimes hostile cattle much easier and safer, both for us and them. We’ll use it for the first time when we bring the cattle home in about 4-5 weeks.

I’ll be doing regular posts on the new cattle working area and hopefully, next week, I’ll bring you the last post about the house siding project.

We’re so busy we meet our own backsides coming around the corner.

Stay tuned….

xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

11 comments to New Siding Project – Part 14

  • Glenda

    What a purrfect Kitty picture! So glad they are doing well.
    Loved your parting comment about how busy you are! Winter will be here soon, then rest for a bit.

  • Rebecca

    Loved the photo of your little “angels”.
    The house looks fantastic! Siding is already paying off.
    Looking forward to hearing about the new work in the barn and pens.
    And this phrase is new to me (We’re so busy we meet our own backsides coming around the corner), but I LOVE IT!!!
    Florida hugs,
    Becca

  • Your house looks great! You’ll be seeing a difference this winter for sure, I’d think. Such innocent looking attack kitties! 🙂

  • WOW…THE HOUSE LOOKS BEAUTIFUL!…JUST HAD TO MENTION
    THAT GREAT METAL DOOR TO THE BASEMENT..MUCH STRONGER
    IF YOU USE THE BASEMENT FOR SAFETY FROM A TORNADO.
    ARE YOU ABLE TO ACCESS THE BASEMENT FROM INSIDE
    THE HOUSE?…IF YOU COULDN’T MAKE IT OUT TO THE
    BIG DOOR?.
    LOOK FORWARD TO YOUR CATTLE GUARD EQUIPMENT. TAKE
    CARE AND THANKS FOR SHARING.
    ps…DID THAT OLD SINK HOLE GET FILLED IN?
    mm,vancouver,wa.

    • Suzanne

      We have an inside door to the basement too. And the sinkhole is yet to be filled in. One of those tasks we haven’t gotten around too yet. Thanks Mary!

  • Mary

    Beautiful, looks like a whole new house! I love your door too. And the kitties–so precious!

  • Mary in Idaho

    Enjoyed your update. You are hardworking busy people! The picture of your kitties would make a darling greeting or Christmas card. Cute, cute picture. Hope your soybean crop meets your expectations. Harvests in Idaho has been very good this year. Thankful. It never seems to be the same two years in a row!

  • The house looks cozy, farmlike, attractive. But that cellar door? That looks GOOD! How well I remember the run to the cellar when I was at my grandparents’ house in Iowa, and a storm came along. It doubled as a fruit cellar, but it offered plenty of protection.

    The photo of the kitties is great. Your mention of furry angels reminded me of how I tease Dixie Rose. I’ll say to her, “Dixie! You have fur on your face!” I swear she looks embarassed.

    I know you’ll be glad to have the house project over, but it’s a once in a lifetime project, and once done, will provide so many benefits. Yea, you!

  • Candace H.

    Your house is looking wonderful. Boy do Ramona and Gerald do beautiful trim work! The new siding and windows are making a huge difference in looks and in comfort for you.
    Kitty and Muffin look adorable in the pic.

  • Rural TN

    The house looks awesome as does the new cellar door. Kind of like a storm shelter. Looking forward to seeing the new cattle working area. Hope Harland has some help.

  • Tina

    It all looks great! Love the new look, looks like a new house. The front door is so pretty, I really like the window in it. Those precious fur babies are so sweet looking. They are about as innocent as my Lola! I also liked Linda’s comment about having fur on your face! I am going to try it on Lola and see what happens! It’s great to have help with the siding and they did such nice work and you and Harland and the fur babies will be so snug this winter. Love and Prayers. Thank you for sharing.

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