Day one! Signed the papers at noon on March 1, 2017 and headed right to the house to begin swinging hammers. Expert carpenter, Rick Houldsworth, was waiting at the house, anxious to get to work. First order of business was securing this porch, which has a bit of a slant to it. Rick took this picture of Missy, Buoy & me full of smiles...mainly because we hadn't started work yet. Since the slant of the porch was not a direct result of my girth, Rick suggested we needed to secure the thing right away.
Permit pulled, old rotted wood deck ripped away on day one, staging in place to hold up the roof. Took a bit of time to lift the roof back into its original position with jacks. If you look at the posts you'll see how far the porch roof was lifted. All ready for concrete supports to be poured.