When we bought this house five years ago, I loved the carport off the side of the house with an entrance from the master bedroom. But the rickety stairs and rotten boards did not make it safe to use especially with two little ones. The years passed and I looked out from our window almost every day, watching the boards get even more rotten and yet wishing that we could somehow use the space. We debated over what to do. Tear the whole thing down did come up in conversation but I resisted committing to the idea. We finally came to a decision and we ( being Mike and my father) have torn out all the old boards and staircase and are putting all new boards and railings up.
I have plans for a couple of little tables and some chairs. I imagine twinkly fairy lights hanging from the railing. I see this as a space where we will eat, read, knit (okay, probably just me), draw and just enjoy being in the treetops. This is why I am already looking forward to spring.
In the meantime, I am very much enjoying this beautiful fall.