This sight can only mean we're about to be right in the depths of another phase of renovating:I may have gone overboard with the coconut-laden palm trees, but they're much easier to draw in Photoshop than the straight lines of a carport and fence.
Dan spent the weekend hard at work on drafting the next part of our work here - building in and onto the front of the house.
This is our house from the street now:
As you can see, it's not very glamorous. That's useful, because we live in a not-so-flashy area, or up-and-coming local real estate agents refer to it, and we've not been burgled yet.
I mean, it's only been five years, so maybe that's not so impressive. How often do people get burgled anyway?
Anyway, Dan is putting in a raised carport, with a raised walkway which will lead to the new entrance on the top floor, instead of downstairs.
Those windows at the bottom front will be filled in, with bigger ones put in at the side of the house.
Then, we'll build a privacy fence along the road - so the house behind will become a sheltered sanctuary from the road we live on.
Some of these palm trees growing down the border of our property will be moved to the front behind the fence, to sort of overhang it and look pretty.