I was a bit surprised about how long it takes to tear something down versus how long it takes to build something. I went to work one day with a screened porch attached to the house and when I came home that night all that was left was the foundation. The screened porch had been dismantled and placed in a large dumpster that was parked in front of my garage.
One new addition that we did have immediately was a port-a-potty parked next to my gold fish pond. At least they had a view. You might note in this picture that the pond is frozen over. I wonder if they have heated toilet seats??
The sun room started slowly rising on the old foundation. There were multiple delays caused mostly by the frigid weather, the snow and the ice. For a while there were giant icicle hanging off the house above where the workers would have been working.
But the walls began to rise and the roof trusses arrived and soon it started looking somewhat like a room.
After the room went up the windows arrived and were soon put in place providing a somewhat sheltered place out of the weather for the work to continue. The skylights were put in, the drywall ceiling was installed which I quickly painted, the finish work in the interior was done, and finally the new slate floor was installed. The last step was for me to paint it. That took a vacation day Friday and a Saturday afternoon before it was done.
It's still just an empty room. The heat and AC haven't been installed, but we made a trip to Ikea to buy a dining table and sidebar and end tables and then ordered a new couch/hide-a-bed. There is still some finish work like putting in the ceiling fan, but the room is near completion and it's is going to be wonderful. Now it isn't officially finished yet. The ceiling fan still isn't installed and we haven't done the final inspection, but we decided that we would have our first meal there just because it was a beautiful day and the room was just sitting there waiting on us. So we brought in a card table and table cloth, a couple of chairs and a bottle of nice Italian white wine. We were right, it is wonderful.