Well, it looks like I AM getting windows and siding. The bank approved the loan (Yippie). So, I'll be signing paperwork in the not too distant future, and we'll be off to the races. The biggest problem now, of course, is picking a color, and then another color, then a 3rd color (Siding, trim, shutters). If I can find a link to colors on the internet, I'll post a link, I think. I don't remember who makes the siding off the top of my head.
Anyway, this is good news... what's a little more debt, huh?