Have I mentioned that Bryan kicks ass?
That is a major piece of work; we were originally estimating three days worth. I cannot express what incredibly good news this is to my ears.
So there will now commence the tearing off of the roof and the siding to establish how much damage there is. Fortunately, it looks as if the primary structure of the porch is solid, and can be repaired.
Note that the basement has also been primarily excavated, at least the main room. There may actually be some room to work down there as necessary.
The Great Purging has begun.