Good news...the correct siding showed up on Friday! Twice as thick, a few inches wider, smooth...just what we asked for. And did I mention heavier...and that it only comes primed? 800' sq needing 2 coats of paint.
It took us 3 days--we could only do about 40 boards at a time spread out in the inside... And outside. It really doesn't look like that much, does it? But truly...we can barely move.