The first thing I absolutely needed to do after we moved in was to remove the windows and broken glass from the back porch. First we removed the chain link gate, and various fasteners (rope, wire, bungee cords, nails and screws), and then Ben took out the window.
Months passed and rain fell and still we weren’t sure what to do. Removing the whole structure seemed daunting, and then… then we would have no rain cover at all after stepping off our back porch. But last month, when the sun came and the yard warmed up, I knew we needed to open the space.
We found that most of the structure was built well, and though it was ugly, I wanted to somehow save it and make it work for us. There seemed to be some additions that were an afterthought — “let’s close up the space” type of thought. Phase 1 was to remove the afterthought.
However, now… the sky is falling.