In the meantime, here's a peek at another little change at the new house. This is how our front porch has looked for a long time.
If you look closely at the front porch in that photo, you'll see a sheet of OSB that was used as temporary decking. It wasn't nailed down; it was just sitting there. When the crew was inside working on the spray foam, Steve used a bit of that time to do this.
He installed the real decking. Ignore the coffee break chair. Oh, also ignore that extra board you can see in the next photo - sitting on top near the front edge. The ends of the decking boards haven't been trimmed yet either, but that should happen in the next week or two - along with the construction of the front steps.
We have cedar to wrap the posts, and Steve will install wood on the peaked "ceiling" of the porch. Staining and railings are also obviously a necessity, but those things may have to wait until next summer. Cocoa approves of the new decking. She likes to relax out there when the front door is open.
I wish I had a better photo of our "Hamilton" door mat. Carrie made it for us quite a few years ago, but she intended it for the new house. It finally made it!
All is well in the Keweenaw.