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Wednesday, August 1, 2012

The Front Porch Song

When I was growing up, we spent summers sitting on the screened-in front porch of our 1920s house, rocking slowly on an old green glider. All the homes in our area seemed to have porches, but as I moved around the country, from apartment to apartment, to Karen's and my first house, there were no porches. We had a small porch on our house in Laramie, but we'd spend time on our porch, drinking tea and looking out at our neighbors while the cats sat on railings or used the uprights as scratch posts. So, when we decided to build here in Idaho, we decided early on to have a large front porch with a view and, perhaps, a balcony. Today, they really started to take shape.

The front porch has been framed out, waiting for siding
and two more column shapes
No front steps yet, but the porch and balcony offer
great views of our valley

Stratford's Mike Tinsley cuts access ports for
audio and video cables
The Arts & Crafts style of the front porch
columns are starting to take shape
The roof shingles were delivered today, and will be
installed Friday and Saturday.

1 comment:

  1. Porches are the best! Rocking, reading, drinking iced tea. Watching the world go by.