Since the weather has warmed up, the porch project has resumed once again.
Matt (poor guy) has been spending every moment that he can working on it, which has been pretty slow-going when you work as much as Matt. Saturdays are great but, even working all day long at it, having only one day a week to get much work done is very limiting.
Matt took last week off, hoping that a few consecutive days of work would help to move things along.
And then WOOOOOOOOOOOOSH.
He can build porches faster than I can blog about it!
(This is a very photo-intensive post...but there is a lot of ground to cover! Those of you uninterested in porch building, no worries...flowers and food and children posts will resume shortly.)
|Scoping out the mini porch that has to come down...|
|and then doing it.|
|Then the posts and frame had to go up.|
|Matt is fortunate to have his family willing to come and work with him every now and again. His Dad was absolutely instrumental and has come over very often to help. to His brother John came over once too.|
|Rafters for the front.|
|He now has a seriously sexy farmer's tan going on. Just sayin'.|
|Then it all had to happen again on the side of the house.|
|Matt's other brother Nathan came over for a day too.|
|See? What'd I tell you about the farmer's tan?|
|The corner was the tricky part.|
|Then came the roof boards. At least, I think that is what they are called...|
|Evening things up.|
|And then it was time for the steel roofing.|
|The big kids helped Matt too!|
By the end of the week, the roofing was up! It went from plain deck to covered porch nearly in the space of a week!
It isn't done yet...there is still ceiling, railings, stairs, paint and stain to do- but it is done enough for us to enjoy it! We've been eating breakfast, lunch and dinners out there ever since.
My, what a week of vacation and a hard-working man can accomplish!