The wind that has been raging through our valley finally subsided over the weekend, giving me time to bust out the power washer to clean off the porch. I'm happy to report: it is now 99.99% livable. I just have to clean the rug and hang the curtains.
Getting to this point required eight hours of wielding the above-mentioned powerwasher, which, left me physically wrecked, hence the title of this post. When I set out to clean the porch, I knew it was bad; I just didn't know how bad.