The good news is the porch will be covered by insurance. I'm just waiting on our insurance company to finalize Norm's quote. Looks like the work will be done in the spring. In the meantime, there's lots of small projects including way too much painting, wallpaper to be applied to the stairs leading from the main to the second floor and tiling in the kitchen. Should keep me busy over the cold winter months (well, that and training for the upcoming CrossFit Games season).
While the outside of the house has an air of crack den, the insides are spiffied up for the holiday season. The tree looks a little bit like it might be drunk. One of the many reasons I love getting a real tree verses using an artificial one. Oh, and in case you're wondering. Yes, the cats knocked it over twice before a 50lb weight vest was added at the base to keep the poor thing upright.