Back  Porch BeforeThe back porch was sadly neglected.  The inspector identified a broken joist, which became part of the required repairs before we bought the house.  Today it is a staging area and resting spot for gardening, and a pleasant sitting area in the rain or sun.

The patio off the dining room isn’t covered, so a shady and dry alternative is good, and there is a better view of the riverBack  Porch After.  We hang the laundry here, too.