I finally got the basic porch structure done. The posts are posted, the headers are overhead and the joists are...joisted. I skinned the roof with OSB and we decided to go ahead and move in some furniture and rugs to try it out.
You can see how bad that concrete is. I briefly (very briefly) considered jackhammering it out and re-pouring it. Then I got out of the sun and came to my senses. I'll patch and repair then seal it. We'll cover the whole space in grey indoor/outdoor carpet.
It's a nice space and about 20 degrees cooler than the Saharan temperature out in the sun.
It's actually very cool and inviting. Exactly what we were hoping for.
Mister movie star there seems to always know when the camera comes out. He's such a ham.
If I get on the floor he's convinced it's solely to play with him."Come on Daddy, let's play".
Yea!! We're gonna love this space and it was entirely wasted before.
And to finish off here's a gratuitous picture of Angus in Black Betty thrown in at no additional charge. You're welcome.
He really did go for a ride with me. He loved it and we got a lot of smiles and waves.