Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Porch Demolition

It has been six months since my last post.  Shame on me, I'm such a bad blogger.  But, honestly, I've had a lot going on and blogging wasn't my top priority.

If you have read my previous posts you know that last summer I broke my toe and I had surgery on my shoulder last September and I literally could not do a darn thing.  Once I started Physical Therapy things improved drastically.  I am happy to report that I am back to 100%, complete with full range of motion.  Needless to say I am anxious to continue with all my home improvement projects.

Also, last December 28th we packed up the camper and headed to Florida for three months. It was so nice to get away from the snow and cold.  We had a great time and made a whole bunch of new friends.

 Now that I've caught you up on everything let's get on with the show.

I have been asking for two years now for a front porch.  As you can see our old front entrance is nothing but steps.  We don't use that entrance. We go through the garage, however guests use it and it is hideous.

See what I mean?  Blah looking!  
 The first order of business was to get that bush out of there. We have lived here for 16 years and I have always hated that bush.  We live in a rural area and have lots of deer.  The deer chew the heck out of it during the winter.

 Ta-da!  Bush is gone.  It took poor Henry most of the day to get it out of there.

 Time to remove the old steps.

Whew!  That was hard work...........for him, not me.  All I did was take pictures.  I don't know if you can see it in the picture, but notice how the blacktop is sloping toward the house?  I'm not a carpenter or anything, but even I know that shouldn't be like that. Sloping toward the house means when it rains water flows toward the house, which freezes in the winter, which is probably the reason the door always sticks during the winter.  We have literally had to use a rubber mallet to pound the door shut at times.  I know!  CRAZY!  Of course Henry fixed that problem.

 I know it doesn't look like much of anything right now, but all this lumber will be a porch soon............very soon.

So, that's where we are at right now.  While Henry is working on the new porch I have decided that our mudroom, which is between our garage and kitchen, needs a makeover, so I will be working on that.  I'll be doing a post about that tomorrow, so stay tuned.  I promise, I will be back!

I really appreciate those of you that have stuck with me.



  1. Exciting to have a new porch - we had a 4x4 front porch with 7 steps up to it. The steps were bigger than the porch. Our son-in-law built us a 14x24 deck - oh how lovely it is - I can garden there - and we grill there and sit there and enjoy it so much.

    1. Hi JoAnn! Thanks for stopping by. How nice for you. It does sound beautiful! I can hardly wait for our new porch to be completed!

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