I'm including the original photo of the front again so you can see the improvements more readily.
The roofers came, stripped the roof, and put up new shingles all in one day. Nice and snug.
The French doors are in for the utility area. I don't know what the previous owners were thinking. They converted the garage to a family room / utility area. Fine. But the only access to the utility area was through the family room. Not the best setup for lawn tractors and what not.
The new front door is in as well.
The Mr. decided to take off the brick face that "decorated" the lower half of the front of the house. It was ugly and the wood underneath badly needed to be aired out and have some rotten parts replaced.
Oh look at the pretty roof!
We're up to dumpster #2. Not much in it so far, but it'll be full soon enough.
Helper Bob has been assigned the task of stripping wallpaper. Good luck, Bob. I personally find wallpaper removal so tedious that after just half an hour or so I could weep.
What a pretty front door. It's temporarily nailed shut until the locks and knobs go in.
Right now, things are looking good for the exterior to be done before the winter settles in. Woo hoo!