So, did I mention we got a shed? Turns out my hard work paid off in more ways than one. My mom was so impressed by my fixing up part of the yard that she decided to help us buy a shed in hopes that we'd actually clean up and reclaim the use of our screened porch. Of course, that meant we actually had to prep the area and put the darn thing together.
Here's a photo of the 2 gigantic boxes that it came in.
And now a photo of the initial stages of clearing a spot for it. The space was soooo dense with many different kinds of vines that when all was said and done we ended up filling about 10 garden bags!
But it all worked out and so here's the shed.
And here's the porch (wish I had a before photo of this - it was filled with all manner of bikes, garden tools, and junk)