This is what we are dealing with:
|We had already removed all of the lilies from around the patio when this picture was taken.|
The guys are supposed to come this week and jack hammer the patio out and start the repairs to the foundation and in order for them to do that we had to remove the stone facing from around our porch.
I actually started before Ken got home from work and it wasn't really that hard to get off. I love the demolition process...it's great stress relief!
When Ken got home I decided to let him get some stress relief too.
It only took about an hour total to remove all the stone facing, and we were happy to find a usable porch framework to work with.
Once the repairs are done to the foundation we hope to redo the porch to what it would have looked like in 1880 (even though the original porches were much smaller) and we will also replace the decking with something more weather resistant since it gets water sitting on it and has rotted in quite a few places.
This is what I am thinking as far as the spaces between the posts:
I believe between the patio and the porches this might be an all summer project for us so I will post updates when things really get rolling, and I plan on posts updating our mudroom situation and other projects we have been working on indoors too.