(The front of Pontipe Hall as of two weeks ago.)
As you can see in the above picture, right up until the present there has been a 16" drop from the floor of the new hall, to the ground out side... its been that way for a year. Now that things are finally starting to shape up it was time to step up to the plate.
Don't look to closely you'll see Foreman Corabelle sniffing out all the paint blemishes. The paint doesn't bother me, first thing next spring we'll be repainting the whole house and all of the lawn chairs anyways. I ADORE the new steps, gone are the days of stepping out and snapping your jaw because you misjudged the step. Dad was terrific as always he had it all planned out and it went pretty quick. The only problem we encountered was that we had to dig under three of the stair supports to make them level, and there were three HUGE
rocks boulders that had to be broken up with a sledge hammer. (let me tell you, I am out of shape...) I have gotten lax in taking "after" pictures... the framing around the AC is now painted white, as is the new bathroom window. The steps are weather treated wood and I plan to just let them gray with age to hopefully match the original front steps one day.
I have been saving my pennies, and this weekend dad and I aided by a few of the regular Casablanca members will be putting the ceilings up in the living room and bathroom.
Wish us luck and send us good vibes with few obstructions!