This is one side of the house before all the prep work. Notice all those boards sticking out? Well apparently the folks before us didn't see the real need to actually get the staples (yes staples and not screws) for the siding to actually hit the studs in the house. So, naturally they were all pulling out and our siding was all wonky.
Now the boards have all been re-screwed (properly!) and everything has been caulked to make for a smooth paint job. I don't know if you can really see the difference in these two pictures but trust me - the difference is huge!! Just this side of the house has 598 screws in it to pull all the boards in properly!!!!!!! 598!!!!
We are off to Atlanta today for a short trip. On the way back we will be stopping in to see our good friend Sean where he works. Should be a fun visit!! We will be going to Atlanta A LOT over the next 6 weeks.