This house is turning out to be the House from Hell. I provide pictures for your edification and enjoyment.
Here's my handyman, the Hunny, removing the trim on the OTHER side of the house (the south side). Turns out there's a lot of water damage. I'll show you.
And this is the tip off the iceberg. On the other side of the fence, the wet boards and soft siding are horrid. The brick which comes up to about waist level all the way around? The plywood behind the siding extends all the way down behind the brick. No way to get it out without removing brick. Oh, we're cookin' with gas now!
We had several people come out last summer to give us estimates on painting and vinyl siding. Painting's not going to happen. The house needs all new sides. And vinyl won't happen. Besides the 15,000 dollar price tag, I've been researching vinyl and am NOT a fan. I'm currently looking into the fiber cement siding and think that's the way we might go.
And - a piece de resistance - the Entry to Hell:
Yes, the Hunny is painting our front door red. It's supposed to be a darker red, and we're hoping a second coat will deepen the color. But I'm kinda liking it this color. Heh. We'll see what happens. And the trim around the glass will be primed and painted white, honest.
So this is what we're doing this weekend. If I don't surface, you know why.
Until I write again ... Flea