We let out a huge sigh of relief when we saw the first coat of red go on – it was exactly what we were hoping for. And it was the color with the biggest votes on this blog! Thanks everyone for your input.
Little by little, we are leaving our thumb print on this house of ours. This fall we are planning to sheet mulch the front yard and the rest of the backyard, so expect to hear about those plans soon. It really does look like such a different house than when we moved in!