After a beastly hot week in August and some very long days, the outside painting is essentially done.  I still have to get rid of the 'overspray' from the previous owners bad spray job, and a few little touch up spots.  We used Hirschfield Northern Natural solid stain on the siding and Pratt & Lambert latex on the facia and soffit.  I lost track of a brush count but that did go pretty high given the rough sawn siding.  I did drop one gallon of stain that was about 3/4 full.  Other than that there were no wasp stings, injuries or falls.