We had to delay the Amish that are coming to build the screened in porch a week because the engineered main beam wasn't ready in time; if the weather holds out, they will be here on Monday. In the meantime, JD has been able to get more of the work done, (thus lowering our cost.)
The back yard looks like a complete construction zone; the basement looks about the same - lots of saw dust and dirt.
This side is the screened in porch; the one yet started will be a deck.
Eventually we will patio the entire area under the porch to turn into a covered patio that will be off the family room in the basement.
Here's our first trip out from the door in the kitchen; it made me rather nervous to have everyone standing out there. The bolt is back in place now.
Elijah has been building some decks of his own. This one is out of Math-U-See blocks.
And Tori helped him create this one out of duplos.
After three days straight of wearing the Spiderman "helmet," he hasn't asked for it yet this morning. We may be able to put it up for a while.