Planning a Big Project in the Backyard

We have just finished with the new front porch, the project went pretty well. I worked out a deal with a really good carpenter who is in between jobs right now. The guy is really good at what he does, but he is pretty awful at getting along with people who are supposed to be his bosses. Of course I just wanted to get the project done right at the best price I could. Maria wanted a big porch with a swing bench on each side, something that used to be really common in the time when she was growing up. Of course before there was air conditioning people would have a porch on both the front of the house and the back. Continue reading