We started on the porch last weekend but most of our time was spent on boring projects that don't do much for the aesthetics of the house. But now the concrete is hauled away to the dump and the footings for the porch have been poured. We're ready to start building.
The first step was to get the framing in place. Fortunately my brother and his fiancee had a lot of free time during these last few days until graduation and helped us get the posts up and the floor framing in.