In May of 2014, my house got hit by a car. Thankfully, no one was hurt. I was in my bedroom when it happened. It's amazing how fast you can put on pants when you realize something just hit your house.
It wasn't a very useful porch. Charlie is the kind of dog that would bolt at the first opportunity to pick a fight with the biggest dog on the block. Leashes are a pain, the porch was slanted and just not a fun place to be - so it didn't get
much any use. Then boom - insurance money. I took the opportunity to make some upgrades.
Now we have this glorious porch and we use it as often as we can. My family and friends came over to help me overhaul the yard. We ripped out bushes, mysterious plants and the old garden dividers that looked like headstones.
This is a photo from the day we did the overhaul. Frank even took down a very dead and unhappy pine tree. Now my yard is no longer an embarrassment.
Last week was glorious in PA. We had a little taste of fall around here and it did not go to waste. We spent as much time as we could on the porch. Notice that the little princess has to have a rug. It didn't take me long to catch the hint that she does not like sitting on the wood.
shall not pass.
Charlie did not like that I left her on the porch to snap this photo and she made sure I knew that.
This porch has been a ray of hope for me. Getting to this porch was a big ordeal that took a lot of work and stress and calls to my insurance company. The result was worth the work and stress and phone time. The beautiful weather was perfectly timed and enjoying this porch is good for my soul. I'm thankful God has control.