Porch steps on their last legs; back of the house, including porch and roof and crawlspace to be rebuilt and patio to be replaced (it's not really that crooked, it's just the photo angle)
Another view of the porch; a hodgepodge of concrete forms our patio
The patio, which a tree root has broken into four pieces
Roof pulling away from the house; the post that supports the entire corner of a two-story house looks like this? and we never noticed??
Outer wall of crawlspace, exposed for the first time after we removed some overgrown shrubs this summer; shingles on the roof disintegrating
Inside the crawl space (yes, the paneling is held on with duct tape, and no, we didn't do that, but we didn't try to fix it, either); another part of the patio, including a sidewalk that doesn't go anywhere
Fingers crossed that nothing goes wrong!