We had another productive day, spending the morning water-sealing the cedar siding and the late afternoon putting it up on the master bedroom east wall. Our super efficient handyman Derek finished putting the green sheathing and zip tape up around the exterior walls and tidied up some framing issues we'd spotted when the building inspector came down for a look. This means we are only waiting for the remaining roof panels to be delivered and installed - a headache which is just dragging on and on.
Vanessa and I were walking around the pond when we both spotted a large black snake with yellow stripes in the grass in front of us which was a surprise to say the least. I went back to the car to get my camera and got a video of it:
Derek told me it was a King snake and a Google search confirmed it is an Eastern Kingsnake - apparently these are thought of as beneficial to have around as they have an appetite for other (often venomous) snakes.