We live in an old house on the Southeast side of Atlanta. Benefits of living in an old house include beauty, a sense of assuredness that it isn't going to crumble or collapse any time soon (it hasn't thus far, right?) and a never ending project list. This summer, we decided to attack the peeling, cracked paint on the exterior of the house. Scrape scrape scrape, chisel out ancient caulk, pry out bad boards and replace with new. Thank you to our local lumber yard, which (accidentally?) gave us over 100ft of free siding.