And I know, this is really an aesthetic thing, but man, Bob and I have long loved old houses (and even Bob said (about the porch), and I quote "open it up!") We knew that there was a beautiful old porch hidden under all this---
But I wasn't prepared for it to look like a miniature Southern Plantation! And already, I am more in love with this house!
Unfortunately, this a.m. I get a call from the contractor. The vinyl siding was hiding the fact that we got one really badly damaged support beam (GA!) that has to be replaced.....
As Bob says, "oh well"...
But, truly, isn't it lovely?