So Tuesday the contractor came back and finished screening the roof on the screen porch, officially a “pool enclosure” without the pool. As usual, I only saw the finished results and was at school during the work. He finished in the rain, so I was a little surprised when B sent me an email that it was done and paid for. Wednesday, the county inspector came and approved the work. Woo-hoo!!
We are very pleased with the quality of the work. The concrete is 20x20. The sides are 8’ tall and the roof peaks at 12’.
Just a final look at the “before” with the little deck that was only big enough for three chairs:
We had supper out on the porch on Tuesday night and sat out after our evening walk until almost bedtime, listening to the barred owls, frogs, cicadas, and crickets. The stars were bright enough, even with the neighbor’s porch light, that we could see many.
It is just what I dreamed: a place to be outside ---without the bugs bothering us.