The east and west side walls are complete (picture center bottom). Phew! During this process I was reminded that my husband measures everything with a micrometer which measures in 1/1000ths of an inch (pictured on left).
"Who's going to SEE the siding this close to the ground? Squirrels? Bugs?" I asked. "I'll see it," he answered. (you can click to enlarge photo)
Okay, he does not literally use a micrometer, but if the edges of the wood siding, correction, VERY HEAVY wood siding were even 1/16th off, he demand I hold the siding level.
In the kindest words my numb-with-cold lips could utter, I'd assure him, "Good night nurse! I AM holding it as level as I can while standing on my head! May I add my nose is running up my face?"
Yeah. It wasn't pretty.
During these times I "go to another place" in my imagination. When I was a little girl we lived in a couple of places that had push-button light switches. They're back! I'd really like to put them in the Barn House, but with decorative plates (like the oiled bronze one showed) instead of slick stainless. What do you think?