Well our "maybe" house (I call it that because we're still semi-up-in-the-air) now has siding!
Last week they finished the brick and the windows:
And within the past two days they did all the siding:
Next comes the stone, driveway, back porch, and drywall. Hopefully it will move along swiftly and they'll put our closing date back where they told us it would be. And hopefully mortgage rates won't go any higher and we'll get a rate somewhat close to what we expected to get in the beginning. And hopefully they won't do anything else to frustrate us. And hopefully a better (i.e. everything we want and more affordable) house won't come along and catch our eye in the meantime. (Yes, I'm still very frustrated.)