Construction has started! We've been waiting for this day for quite a while. There are three new pieces of our house being tacked on this summer. First, we're putting in a roofed deck with a built-in grill. Second, a sun room, about 12' x 14', outside our bedroom. This will be an aluminum-framed all-glass room on the east side of our house, with a clear shot of the southern sun. Finally, there will be a mud room, about 12' x 10', on the front of our house.
The first step is demolition of existing concrete slabs, removal of two steel casements, and excavation of the area underneath the sun room and mud room (preparatory to pouring foundations). The demo work is mainly being done by Matt and his big ol' loader. Matt seems to enjoy thumping concrete slabs to break them :)