After a few months away from blogging I'm back and ready for a fresh challenge. We've been in the house since Labor Day but we haven't tackled any real projects until now. We plan to make up for that time off in the next few months. Our big project will be building a garage, but there are countless small projects that go along with the garage. First up is our front entry situation. Here is what we've been looking at for the last eight months.
So far the only improvement I have made was planting these maple trees a few weeks ago.
In an effort to dress up the front of this bland little ranch and tie in with our future garage we decided to replace the concrete steps with a covered porch. Our first step was to get rid of the precast steps using craigslist. I was surprised at how many people were interested in our free steps and how few of them had any plan for how to move 800 lbs of concrete. But eventually we found the right person to haul them away. My brother built us a temporary set of steps to use until we build the porch.