In a way, its a REALLY good thing we removed the upper and lower back porch enclosures, because we found two problems (of which we were not aware) that - if not addressed - could have caused copious weeping, much arm flailing, and serious injury. So yeah, we're happy with the demo. Exhibit one:
What? What's that you say? THOSE ARE CARPENTER ANTS. We found two carpenter ant nests during demo. Two. Carpenter ant nests.
Also? Exhibit Two:
That would be a completely rotten porch footing. There was actually sunlight coming in from the other side. You could see THROUGH the footing. So Mr. Man secured it temporarily with some 2x4s. And you thought I was just being dramatic when I said 'serious injury'. To quote Mr. Man? "I'm not sure what was holding up the porch."