T. dug two 3-1/2' deep post holes, and we set the forms and filled them with concrete. In a couple of days, we will put up the new posts and get started enclosing our new front porch.
The posts were attached to the roof using the "toe-nailing" method, and it was difficult to remove them without tearing big holes in the roof. On the second post, T. used the chainsaw to remove all but a few inches of the post to make the removal process easier.
Hamming it up for the camera.
I have to mention that we had beautiful weather today for this job; not too hot, no wind -- It was just right!