Yes, today we are supposed to start construction yet again on the house. Do you think we are crazy? That may well be, but we love doing this kind of stuff.
Today the demolition of this area is supposed to start. We are going to build an outdoor kitchen, patio, new roof line here and possibly french doors to the right of this picture, where there are windows in the living room.
The obvious limb missing from the wonderful oak tree had to be taken off because of a couple of reasons. First, it was severely damaged from the ice storm a few years ago. We tried to save it with some bolts but it was not going to survive and was still splitting. Second, because it was so huge and hung directly over the house it had to go. It was not going to survive it's injury or the construction. Poor tree has had a rough time from the local electric company chopped the other side away from the electrical lines and the ice storm. Now construction, we pray it is safe. In fact, that is part of the plan with the contractor to be extremely careful to not even get close to any roots and to go around if encountered at all costs.
Here I found an inside picture before we finished the inside remodel. Those windows will be made into french doors, possibly and that small door, that is useless and never opened will be walled up.
Also, this early morning I quickly took a look at the garden to see if anything needed picking and look what I spied, RED, red tomatoes. I was so excited! I've already picked cucumbers, onions and green peppers but tomatoes, these are the first.