There was the emptying of the porch. The removal of old rotten wood.
There was the purchase of new wood paneling, carpet, nails and various other building sundries. (I just like using that word. I'm not sure if it means what I think it means.)
There was the caulking of the windows until the very possibility of water leaking was completely prevented. At least for a good ten years or so.
There was the laying and the measuring and the rolling and the unrolling and the cutting and the fitting and the taping and the gluing of the carpet.
There was the priming and the painting of the walls and the cutting and fitting and nailing and painting of the trim.
The windows were washed, the furniture was restained & painted and new cushions were made.
Everything was put back in and arranged.
Now it is cozy and clean and fresh and smells like new carpet. Now there is no more random stuff lying about. Now there is no clutter, no trash, no dead leaves. Now there is a lovely palm tree to make it feel homey and tropical.
We ate lunch in the middle of the new clean floor. This was also one of our fastest projects ever. Two weeks! Unbelieveable.
Feel free to come over any time to take a nap or eat your lunch. Even if we're not home. :) It's a very cozy porch to sit on. I'd be happy to share its coziness with you.