I am back in LA now, but about a half an hour before I had to leave to get to the airport we put on the very last piece of siding! So that checks a big project off of our lists. Now, you will still have to IGNORE THE UGLY COLORS because we have to paint it all, but at least the hardest part is over. Hopefully it will get looking something more like my rendering soon.
P.S. we also replaced the patio doors. The old ones were so rotted that the glass had slipped down into the door leaving a nice 2 inch gap for that warm michigan winter weather to get through.