as mentioned, we started tearing off the siding ourselves a few weeks ago. we continued on labor day with the help of beth and crissy. i'm not gonna caption all these photos, but basically, the siding came off (revealing large amounts of hideous dead creatures), the brick came down, new windows and a door went in, and our house was wrapped in tyvek homewrap love.
having help doesn't mean we're off the hook. we'll be a trim-painting factory for the next few weeks.