Monday, September 22, 2008

Goodbye yellow

This is the yellow aluminum-sided house I've lived in since 1993. Within a few days it will be a not-yellow, vinyl sided house instead.

While I was in Denver, the workers replaced the 20+-year-old-roof with new shingles and now the rest of the house is getting the makeover.

The workers arrived this morning and set out pulling all the old siding off. In its place will be a more suburban-looking (ain't that great?) light greenish. I'll be be painting the trim when they're done -- exact color to be determined. That big fake vent above the garage is getting tossed. I'm not sure what will replace it.

Most of this is being financed through the insurance company for hail damage, which I still think had more to do with kids throwing tennis balls against the house, but... whatever. With the economy being what it is, I'm feeling pretty panicked about the additional $4,000 it'll cost me.

1 comment:

beth said...

As long as you don't have to sell for 3+ years, then your $4K is a good investment. And, how about replacing the fake vent with one of those wind gages in the shape of airplane propellers?