It stopped rainng long enough to get started on the siding today, I got the biggest part up beore it got to dark to work. I will race the weather in the morning to try and turn the corners and install my windows and doors. I have included a few close photos of the siding we choose, I really liked the siding. I have since put the family to a vote to decide if we will side the entire house in this kind og siding. It is called "Knotty Barnside" it is a composite material with an embossed outer surface, I think it looks better than the natural wood. The composite is a little more difficult to cut and to handle than wood panels,due to thier weight but, the structural strength it has is worth the extra effort in my mind. It looks pretty nice so far, I'll let you know how things turn out.