Don't believe everything you think
Stupid dry rot.
It's NOT stupid, it may have been a little slow developing over the years, but this is a GOOD quality in a porch.
Your home looks beautiful, even w/a rotting porch. Would love to see some pics when the painting is finished.
I *love* painting! Your porch is really pretty - there's a very distinct New England vibe to it.
As a matter of fact, the blue is called "Cape Cod Blue".It's going to get painted in 3-4 weeks. "We" were looking to paint it a different color scheme, but what we liked would not look good in the hood. (Too many greens already)(not that you can ever have TOO MANY GREENS!)