Back porch

The back porch (featured prominently on our main page) is gone. Dawn was quite upset when they told her the wood was rotted and not salvageable, but I was quite happy: The porch was an inappropriate addition to a colonial house, and by not restoring it we would save several thousand dollars.

Then the PHMC, which manages the National Register of Historic Places, told us the porch was historic in its own right, and had to be replaced. Replacing the porch is going to cost quite a bit more than restoring it, so I am no longer happy.

Somehow thinking this would comfort me, Dawn said she would have made me replace it, anyway. She said the house looks like a train station without the porch.