Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Top of the agenda has been getting our open porched screened in. First of all, I've never met a screened in porch I didn't like. We had one in Sayville, where we spent many hours watching the summer passerbys on their way to the beach. Both the Alabama beach house and the camp house have screened porches, perfect spots for watching the wildlife from the swing or hammock. So it was really exciting to add screens to the porch at Potic Cottage. Better yet, we can combat the mosquito situation which has been fierce with the wet spring we had. Our first step was to block in the rafters, caulking and nailing them into place. Next we braced the span between the posts, adding a toe plate, chair rail, and brace to help prevent wear on the screens. I primed and painted while James hung the screen door. After three days of work, all that's left -- install the screens.