Just a day before my parents arrived for their vacation with us we had reached the following stage (of completion):
Also known as "AD" / "Almost Done" we were almost done with painting. Both body colors were up, and all that is left to do is fine-tuning, trim work, and the porch floor.
That will most likely have to wait until after the holidays provided the weather plays along with days that are nice and sunny and not too cold.
We love it!
We are ecstatic that it turned out almost better than imagined and envisioned here.
After the holidays we will be back with more exterior goodness, but for now, this will have to do (and it does because, omigod, it's so much better than the flaky peeling blue and grey mess from before).