Who: Leslie Bivens
Moxie Measure: The cedar shingles on Leslie's beautiful 1921 Foursquare were cracked, decaying and hanging by a thread. So she set off to restore the entire exterior. She replacing shingles beyond repair with the help of her friend Brad, then turned her attention to the layers paint covering the rest. Armed with a scraper and a heat gun, she started stripping the two-story house in the dead of summer. After countless hours, lots of elbow grease, and a few scorched fingers, the remaining old siding was ready for primer. Two years in from when she first started working on the exterior, there's now just one more side of the house left to paint.