Well, after putting on the siding for the upper west side of the house, I decided to try to knock out the upper north side, given it was during Winter, which is from where most of the rains come, and that the water running off the main roof has a tendency to bounce back toward the house — something I hadn’t considered in the design. I guess the worst part is having to close the north and south upper windows if it rains, which is only a minor inconvenience.
First was the tar paper, which Sue and I are able to do:
And then the window trim. Once again, we’re using cedar fence slats for the siding, for aesthetics and durability:
And then the main courses for the siding. After climbing the ladder himself, here is foreman William, our cat, making sure I do a good job on things:
And here is some of the siding complete:
Here’s supervisor William up on the roof again with me. He had tried to jump up to the main roof, but didn’t quite make it; so I set him up there, and he went and took a look around:
And here is the upper north siding complete!
So that’s two upper sides done now, both of which I’m starting to paint with wood preserver.
We are once again very grateful to the Lord for granting the provisions to continue on the house, and safety while we are up there.