The painters are here. Our exterior cedar siding and facia is being renewed. I love small changes that make a subtle difference. I don't bemoan the expense at all. I love the freshened look, although no one visiting will actually see much difference. For me, the clean, crisp surfaces please me greatly. One less big project on my horizon. Sitting on the screened porch will be total relaxation. And, we're adding fairy lights to the mix. Dinner on the porch will be dreamy.