Sunday, October 31, 2010

Home Improvements

This is a view of our pool area "before" we decided to put in a pool enclosure. It will be very nice when finished I am sure. However, getting to that point from this point is a total mess. I am trying to be very patient but that word has never really been connected to me in any way. I wasn't going to post any pictures until we were completely finished but my daughter in law Heather wanted to see the process and since it won't be finished for sometime I decided to post them so you could see what we have to go to get from beginning to end. See the new grass that we planted this past Spring. It was doing quite well. I also re did the walk way to the left just last Spring.

This picture was taken in July when the family was here.
These pictures were taken today. They have the footers dug and will be ready for inspection. Then they will grind all the old cool deck off of the deck and re -do all of that. That they tell me will be a very "BIG" mess. And I thought we already had a big mess. You can also see where they are extending the deck and it will be much bigger and give us more room.
They removed the front of the screen porch and it will be supported and then will be open to the pool and will make for a very large open screened in pool area. It really will be very nice. The nicest thing is we will keep out leaves, bugs, snakes and all the things you really don't want to swim with, but are likely to find in your pool.

We had hoped to have it all finished before Thanksgiving, but that isn't going to happen, but maybe by Christmas. With the nice weather we have throughout the fall and winter we will be able to enjoy it when it is finished even though we won't be swimming. I am sure looking forward to it. It will be like one great big outside room. In the meantime, I will concentrate on the front yard getting it ready for Christmas and try not to dwell on the mess of the backyard. Will keep you postd with new improvements as they happen.


Karen said...

Wow! That's a huge project! And even though I love pools "out in the open", I'm all for keeping those snakes out of the pool!

Timeless and Treasured, Photography by Heather said...

Hooray!! Thanks for showing us the progress - at least there IS progress, right?