Monday, October 31, 2016

Greenhouse progress

We thought it would be done by now, but we're not there yet. As I mentioned yesterday, installing the glass panels was a little trickier than expected, and the guys worked painstakingly slow all day Saturday. But I think they've got the hang of it now and I'm hopeful that they will be able to finish up on Tuesday.

Progress as of Sunday morning. Glass panels are installed on the right side, part of the top and part of the front.

I just barely remembered to get a "before" shot. The awning over the back door was already removed by the time I got down there with the camera. No matter; I have plenty of photos of the back of the house in my archives.

The "before" shot, after the awning over the door was removed. The wisteria got cut back some after this was taken.

The frame went together relatively quickly, including assembling the base, digging holes for the concrete footings, and bolting the thing to the back of the house. I really think we're going to like it once it's ready for plants. I'll post more photos when it's done and we get some plants in there.

The "during" shot from the same spot as the "before" photo. The watering can and bucket are there so we won't walk into the glass.

Work should be starting on Wednesday for replacing our shower stall. Which reminds me, I've got to take some "before" photos in the bathroom!


  1. That is going to be wonderful! Sorry it's not been going glitch-free, but it is already looking great.

  2. It looks good. Tuesday is a holiday -- Nov. 1. Are you sure they're coming on Tuesday?

    1. ellen, yes, I know. This is a side job so they're working on their days off. They thought it would be done in two Saturdays, but it's not, so they suggested coming back on Tuesday.

  3. Snap those bathroom photos for us. I think you'll love the extra head cover coming into the house on rainy days with Callie. You'll be shaking off raindrops as you make way to the cellar. I bet your pumpkin was great eating !

  4. That's going to be a marvelous greenhouse. And it will be lovely, filled with plants.

  5. A very handsome addition to your home!

  6. mitch, we're looking forward to it being done!

    evelyn, I took a couple photos and so did Ken. The pumpkin is very tasty both in the soup and in the pie, and also in some enchilada sauce. ;)

    emm, can't wait to try it out!

    kiwi, thanks!


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