Yes, we could cover ourselves in bug spray or Avon SOS every time we went outside but neither us want to do that and neither of us are that diligent about anything.
This was the porch before. There is much that could have been done before hand but we decided to just jump in.
|The siding is dirty and needs to be repainted-that is a job|
for another day (read month or year).
|Notice the fancy steps that 11+ years ago we said|
we would replace. And I just noticed the roof line! Yikes!
|The granite step here is cemented into the porch.|
I am always late on the up-take when it comes to pictures. It's like "Oh, yeah! I should have taken pictures of that!" By the time Mr. was almost done screening in it finally dawned on me. I did not take pictures of the unpainted frame! Duh!
|See the black strip on the right?|
We used product from Home Depot that has black strips you screw onto your frame. Unroll the screen to fit your area and using a splining tool force it into the grooves. When you are happy that it is taught enough cut away the excess and cap the black strip with a white cover. You don't even notice the system. Yay!
Sunday was a day of worship and rest.
Monday we completed the project. I don't want to dress this area out too much this year. Next year will be different. For now it is functional. It is a great place to sit and read, have a cup of coffee in the morning or a glass of lemonade in the evening. Two days, a lot of sweat, and no plans-just an idea in my Mr.'s head equals another favorite room to our old home!
|We closed in this end and removed the old "stairs".|
|Indoor/outdoor, two-sided clock/thermometer.|
While we are waiting for that to happen I will make good use of the space and little spare time. While I read and study there is much to draw my thoughts to all that I have been blessed with.
|What I keep striving toward....|