The last two weeks have been really hectic. We’ve been having new siding put on the house. We went from regular wood and brick to Hardiplank.

The transformation has been amazing. Not just visually, but also temperature wise inside the house. There are no more drafts. The house stays warmer longer. I can actually feel the heat radiating off the fire place when there’s a fire going. It’s amazing.

Here are a few pictures of the transformation, if you would like’ to see the whole thing, I’ll give you a link to the online to see too.

In the beginning, the house looked neat, but a little sad and used



Then, they ripped all the old wood off the side and showed her bare bones:



Then they added plastic sheeting:


Then they put on an extra layer, which I think is called Solar Board, which I don’t have a photo of to show you.

The Hardiplank goes on… it’s ‘raw’ in that the boards have not yet been painted:


The last step is painting. Some people choose not to paint (it saves money) but for us, this gray just doesn’t go with our roof shingle color and the trim of everything else. So… we opted for painting the Hardiplank and the trim.


And Viola! This is the final results!!


So… that’s what I’ve been doing these last weeks. The house is now complete and she looks great! Very Snazzy!

Also, I’m getting prepared for the holidays. I’ve been wrapping gifts and getting presents packaged to be mailed. I’m even mailing gifts ahead of me when I go to Florida. It’s so much easier than trying to pack them into my suitcase and take them on the airplane (especially with the $$ per checked bag when you fly).

Talk to you soon, when I have a new adventure! (I will, after all I”m going to Florida on Dec 27!!)


© ‘Fizz’ 2010


About Fizz

*I'm a Northern Girl livin' in the South. *I graduated with a BS in Geophysics from Michigan Technological University (MTU). *I have critters: 2 dogs & 1 cat. *I love thunder and rain days. Too much sunshine gets on my nerves. (How I survive in Texas I do not know!) *I'm trying to remove swearing from my vocabulary (Good Luck!). *I'm the last single in my group of friends. The rest of the turn coats got married. *Sadly, the above friends are now procreating. Now the world will have yet more strange and twisted individuals that will have to go to an Engineering School to survive. *Yoopers do exist. Look on a map. *Marvin the Martian and I have a lot in common. We're both cranky when crossed and generally like our own way. *I will never be a model! (Thank god, that starvation stuff has GOT to be painful!!!). *I am not Fat! (Even though that little voice behind my right ear might tell me that every single day). *I am normal. Whatever that means! *Yes, you can be smart and not be a geek. *I've been told I'm not boring. We'll see. *Much to my irritation, I have been described as Eccentric. *I cannot spell! *Being Single is a frame of mind. *Who said life was fair?
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One Response to Transformation!

  1. Chip says:

    Was a time when I was driving nails for a living and I was always amazed at the difference new building materials make when replacing what was state of the art just a few years earlier. Opting for the paint was a smart move. The mre layers between the interior and exterior of a home, the better!


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