Thursday, July 21, 2011

Siding Part 2

Boy was it hot today!!!  Siding guys made decent progress.  They finished the sides of the house and are starting on the front.  The stone peoples started their work on the water table.  We're not doing the partial-stone front (only stone on the bottom).  Looks like 3 houses are getting stone at the same time, there is a house about 3-weeks ahead of us, but they just got prepped for stone today as well.  Make's sense.

Also note, if you zoom in on this picture, you can see the lights are fixed.  w00t!

Left side being finished

Today was the 1st time I ventured down the path behind our house.  Also the 1st shot of the house from this far back.  The path just goes around the corner and connects to the sidewalk of the adjoining neighborhood, not like a rails to trail path or anything fun like that.

 Looking at how close we are to our neighbors on the right, I'm really glad we skipped the optional garage side access door.  Not the best picture to demonstrate this (See post yesterday)  but you get the idea.

Not going to lie, I'm not in love with the community mailbox concept.  I understand it for townhomes / condos, but if you have a driveway, shouldn't you have a mailbox?  My understanding is that this was the USPS's decision, not the builder.  Either way, not the end of the world.  I am pleased with the size of the boxes though, not your typical mail slot.  Also, you can send outgoing mail from one of the bigger ones, so that's a bonus.  Still not a real mailbox.  FAIL.


  1. I have never seen a neighborhood with mailboxes like that!! CRAZY!! I agree, FAIL!!! However, in the grand scheme of things, what's a mailbox?

    I had NO idea you could get stone just on the bottom! AWESOME!! I can't wait to see it done! =) Everything is looking good!

  2. I can't remember exactly when we found that out about the stone. The water table (stone on bottom only) is "Standard" and the partial stone or brick (up one side) is actually optional. I want to say this alone saved us $3-4K which we promptly blew on other things like granite, tile etc.

    Brick was mucho expensive... I'm down with just siding.

  3. lol @ all of the mailbox comments! I can't believe the Postal Service would do this! The verve of them. How dare they use community mailboxes like we have in our current town home! I guess the recession has really hit them hard, no one uses paper any more, trying to save trees... I agree with everyone else, this is definitely a FAIL! Like Noey said though looking at the big picture a mailbox is not the end of the world. I do think it's cool that the stone at the bottom is included. ;0