It’s been more than a month since I shared the last photos of my house renovations, and you can see why from this picture of the contractor’s truck in my neighbor’s driveway, where we’re paying them to store equipment and materials. For me, just another reminder of why I don’t like winter in Utah, and not much work was happening during the early part of December.

Finally a few weeks ago I started to see progress again. One day I went out for a few hours, and when I came home my cement front steps were gone. (Between the two posts is where the steps used to be leading to my front door.)

I find it rather amazing that large cement steps could be reduced to a pile of rubble like this in a few short hours. I always hated the steps, which were covered with snow all winter since they faced north and the cement stayed cold. My new steps will be made of Trex, with a railing!

Then a few days later the new porch started to get framed in. Those pieces of Trex laying on the porch frame show the color of the new porch if anyone is interested. (I thought I had some photos of the new posts being set in cement, but I don’t know what happened to them, so you’ll just have to take my word for it about that happening sometime in mid December too.)

And finally, just to show you how hardy my contractor and his workers are, all this work is continuing even though there is still snow, as you can see on the roof. My mailbox has been moved several times during the porch renovating, but the mail seems to still be getting here. Meanwhile, I’m getting rather tired of having to carry everything around to the back door, and am eagerly looking forward to the porch being finished so I can use the front door again.

(If anyone is interested, you can see my whole set of House Renovations Photos on Flickr.)

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