A few more shots of the exterior of the house without the aluminum siding. I think that everyone who has ever wondered just what it looks like under their siding can see that it is a MESS!
The siding is going up pretty quickly. I am happy with it for the most part. It looks a little plastic-y to me, but then I guess all of it does. The color is dead-on the color I had in my mind from the first time I saw the house.
I am a little funny about things being in order and in their place. Walking through my yard right now is a challenge in patience to say the least! I REALLY want to pick up things and organize!! These guys working here just throw trash down every where, it is really killing me!
We got a few suprises when the plumber and the electrician came in. Our plumbing wasn't up to code. It was missing some type of vent and trap or something, which is probably why my sink smelled like sewer A LOT! Yuck. I would scrub the thing with bleach and it would still stink!! When I ran the dishwasher I was always getting stuff coming up the drain. It was gross. So the good news is that I shouldn't have that problem any more.
The biggest kick in the wallet is that the wiring was not only not to code, but pretty much illegal and very dangerous. The way they talked, it was a fire waiting to happen. Also, it wasn't grounded anywhere. I am not really sure exactly what that means other than it is bad, really bad. So now every bit of electrical wiring has to be removed and replaced. This is a huge budget buster! But, I guess I will be able to rest a little better when we get home knowing that all of the wiring is new and safe.