The workers started tearing off the siding a little before 7 this morning, but the cool bit is that by tomorrow night the house will no longer be naked. Or at least that's the plan. I'll try to get some pictures tonight.
There is an interesting parallel between the Big Broken Box™ and the somewhat-smaller-but-still-broken marmot where there is notable progress on both. Oddly, I think the marmot may be ahead of the house. Twiddle-twaddle.