We're slowly putting things back in place after the new siding. We're not in any hurry tho, just enjoying the new view. Every couple days, one of us sees something new that we hadn't noticed before. Lots of things won't go back where they came from, and I'm having to make that hard decision of whether to find a new place or pack them away. They next door neighbors were out of town since all this started and got back this week and got a surprise when they looked into our back yard and saw the change.
I got the drapes finished and hung. They very much block out light a lot of sound. I'm very glad we did this instead of another window treatment. The room is being painted blue and I think these are going to work great! Just like they worked with the red for all these years. Because when you find a good thing, stick with it, right? You'll see a line near the bottom. That's the old hem fold line. They've been hanging here a long time and I couldn't get that line to iron out, so I did a blue decorative stitch over it and you can't even tell it was there.