Porch pirates

… but not the parcel stealing kind…

No.. this is a hearty crew of two… the Double Ds, the Dastardly Duo of Daves…

My Dad and and my husband. (Yes, I married a guy with the same name as my Dad…)

You may not remember, but when we bought the house, the sun porch looked like this…

Can you see how that back right corner was sunk lower than the rest of the porch? Well all last year, we just dealt with it… using the porch, all the while it was listing like the Titanic. Doing something about it was on our to-do list, just not very high up in comparison to turning the living room and studio into usable spaces. Then winter set in and we had to wait for better weather to get a look under there and see exactly what was going on.

Well, yesterday was finally the day. Dad came out bright and early, and the pair of them got to work. It didn’t take them long to diagnose the problem. Whoever built the porch just put the support posts right on the dirt, and that one was rotted out.

So they got the corner of the porch jacked up, performed a little surgery, got some new wood in, and concrete underneath that.

And by noon, my porch was level, and my roof line was straight!

I swear, there’s nothing those two can’t do!

I spent the rest of the afternoon getting my plants and such set up on the porch. I still have some work to do there today, so you’ll have to wait for pictures.

While you’re reading this, Dave’s probably out there giving it a fresh coat of paint to get rid of the yucky oxide red. It’s going to be a lovely dark green, just like the shed!

9 thoughts on “Porch pirates

  1. Araignee

    Isn’t it wonderful to have two handy men around! My mom and dad were a huge help when we first moved in here and had to pretty much gut the place. My mom was the one who knocked down the wall in between the kitchen and the living area giving us a big open space. She didn’t ask. She just grabbed a hammer and said that wall has to go. She was right.


  2. Parents are great help! I don’t know what we would have done with our first two houses without Dennis’s Dad. We’ve also helped Brad & Mandy out a lot with their first two houses in Portland and Maryland. The one they live in now here is virtually brand new.
    The two Dave’s did a great job. That’s no tiny feat to figure out and fix. Ask me how I know. lol
    Your neighbors have got to be overjoyed to have you two there.
    Blessings and hugs,


  3. Shirley Elliott

    WOW! All of your projects just breathe new life into your house. I am sure the neighbors are thrilled to have property owners who are restoring the house, shed and yard. That is a very handy duo that you have at your disposal. Looking forward to the next photos.


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