There comes a point in every project when one begins to question not just the wisdom of the particular undertaking but one's sanity in general. Such was the case with the makeover of the little Hoosier.
and get very excited by the presence of a rare visitor, a pileated woodpecker. They are huge - the size of a crow - with spectacular markings. We've seen them at the edges of the yard, but it's a real treat to see them close to the house.