View from the outside. We will have the gutters redone in the spring. The indoor/outdoor carpeting will be laid on the 18th. The dogs seem to like coming and going this way.
Now the fun part begins…the decorating of the inside. That should be fun, but most will have to wait for warmer weather.
Thanks for joining me on this journey! It was fun and without too many complications. Now, time to settle in for the winter.
Looking out the back. You can’t tell by this photo, but it was very cold today. The poor electrician had to put up the fan and connect the electrical in wind chill of about 20 degrees. He was a brave man!
After two workdays lost to lots of rain, the knotty pine interior is being put up. It is actually starting to look pretty inside. Birds have been coming in and can’t get out, so I have to go out and gently herd them toward the doorway. All the screens are in, except the doorway. Tomorrow we are expecting more rain. Heavy sigh….
We just completed days 8 and 9 of the building process. Day 8 shows that the siding was installed and the roof finished. This is good because we are to have a soaking rain tomorrow, for Halloween. Poor Trick-or-Treaters.
Day 9 (today) the contractor started on the inside. So the picture shows the knotty pine going up. Also, any siding that wasn’t completed yesterday, was finished today.
Over the weekend, we purchased a ceiling fan/light to be installed.
We have been so lucky with the weather. Even though it was very windy and cold yesterday and very cold today, the builders were able to work. Tomorrow, I think they can work because they are doing inside work. And the weather is supposed to be near 60!
And, just sayin, How Bout Those Packers!?!!
A lot was done today on the screen porch. It is beginning to look like a screen porch!
As with any construction, it was pretty noisy, which was freaking my Aussie out! He kept hiding in the furthest bedroom from the noise. He just doesn’t know what to make of all this!
Luckily, we were between the snow showers. They went south (Northern Illinois) and north (the Upper Peninsula of Michigan). It actually was a pretty nice day, though it started out very chilly. I offered the contractor and his helper a place to come in and warm up. They told me they were used to the cold, and it wasn’t even cold yet for them.
I will post tomorrow evening with updates!
My husband and I have wanted a screen porch for many years. If any of you have ever traveled to visit my brother, the famous actor, and my sister-in-law, the award-winning educator (now retired), and enjoyed their screen porch, you will understand our love of all things screen porch.
We are finally having our screen porch built. I am so excited about this, that I can hardly contain myself. So, I am documenting each day’s work, so you can follow along on its progress. When it is finished, unfortunately, it will be too cold outside to enjoy. However, next spring, summer and fall will be “screen porch time!” We are planning to have a big “screen porch initiation party” to celebrate its reality.
I am attaching some pictures. A before, Day 1 and Day 2 pictures because that is only how far along we are. We are hoping the weather cooperates with the build.