We hope to eventually tear off the entire porch and rebuild it...but for now, we need to focus on the problem at hand.
And of course...in the process of climbing in and out of Allen's bedroom window to access the porch roof, his windowsill seemed a bit loose. Upon investigating beneath the old metal window wrap, it was discovered that the wood itself was mostly nonexistent because of dry rot and carpenter bees. So we ditched the wrap which was over said sill...and now we need to rebuild the bottom part of the frame.
I am grateful for friends that come and volunteer to help my husband. A true blessing.
My husband also casually mentioned the possibility of painting the house. Here's hoping! I have been longing to paint it for years, but have been respectful of my husband who did not want to waste time, energy and money to paint when he plans to update the siding.
Whenever I am tempted to complain about the progress of fixing up The Onion...I have to remember this:
By the world's standards, I have it pretty good.