Sun Porch


We had been saving for a sunporch for a long time. Finally, we came up with enough for two fellows who could just work on the project after their actual jobs. We grabbed this golden opportunity.

When the project began, we were excited, taking pictures step by step. It was predicted to be completed in six months.

However, something happened that no one had predicted or expected: the COVID-19 Virus came to Connecticut. It seemed the world changed, overnight. Our windows and other materials that were to be delivered were not arriving. It was a difficult time for all.

The Coronavirus went on, but our crew managed to complete the project. We were overjoyed and grateful.

Somehow the room managed to be filled with just a few pieces. Each family member established his spot for reading.

Two weeks later, a terrible windstorm came up from Florida. Our trees were shaking horribly. Suddenly, we heard an ear-splitting crash. A 16-foot pine tree had come through a window in the sunroom, and more glass than you would imagine landed in our daughter’s chosen chair.

We couldn’t think about the tree, which had been standing without problems for 42 years, or the new porch. All we could think about was our daughter could have been sitting there.

We were so thankful for her safety. It gave grateful a new meaning.

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Date Recorded: 
Wednesday, June 30, 2021
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