Monday, October 5, 2015

Let it begin!

We've got the first two posts up on the front porch! We have a long way to go, but now we're sure it's totally worth it!

Destruction, the mother of all construction?
It was starting to look hopeless.

Just eeww!
The rot we're finding is not only disgusting, it's a little disheartening. Not really sure why we spent so much money for an inspection before buying this place when it misses stuff like this!

The beam!
It took all three of us to get that beam up and braced. It wasn't easy, and I was fairly certain about three times I was about to die as the ladder wobbled. But we did it!
Watch out! I'm armed!
I've never really used power tools before. They're a bit intimidating! But I used the skill saw...

Chip chip chip.
...and chipped away! Steve did most of the work, but at least I'm helping.
Woo hoo!
Finally! We could see some real progress!
Put your feet up and stay awhile. 
Time for some rest...
Bubbly to mark the occasion.
...and celebration!

It's made a huge difference to the house. Not only getting rid of the areas the bugs love to invade, and the rot, it's seriously lightened up inside the house and revealed the spectacular view! I have to admit, it's a bit of a relief that the results are so enormous. It's a big, difficult job; at times it feels impossible. So it really helps that it's worth all the hard work!

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