We have a new back porch! Well, mostly—the construction is done, but the whole thing needs to be prepped and painted (and since it’s almost certainly going to rain the next two days, this won’t be happening anytime soon). Even in its present state, it looks a helluva lot better than the old porch and deck, and getting rid of the deck’s staircase has really opened up the porch and lets a ton of natural light filter into the kitchen. Ver’ nice.