They poured concrete for our patio on the first floor and our porch on the second floor today. We decided to tint the concrete a "sandstone" color, so that all of that expanse does not end up looking so much like a huge sea of, well, of grey concrete! Here is a shot of them pouring.
This is the nearly finished porch. You can see how well the concrete color goes with the block on the garage.
Here is the patio from the front. The girls put their little hand prints in the concrete to the left.
One of my friends was impressed that our builders are a pretty good looking crew of guys. Unfortunately, I usually get pictures of their backs (and no, it's not intentional). Here is a picture from the front for once. This is R, fixing the patio where J accidentally ran out into it and left big holes. You can see the little foot prints on the floor where she came back in.
They have also gotten a bunch of wiring done inside. Here is the wiring for the chandelier and 2 ceiling fans in the Great Room.
We leave for our Disney vacation this weekend. The house will probably be done when we return. (Or is that just wishful thinking?)