PRH should know that it's not a great idea to leave my dad and I alone at the farmhouse with power tools. He came home from work one day and part of the awful plastic porch railing had just disappeared. That railing may photograph OK, but in person it's really ugly, acts as a haven for wasps, and lines up weird under the windows. I've since removed the stair posts (in front of the door) and am planning to take out the remainder of the railing as soon as the weather warms up. I didn't do a great job painting, so I need to take care of that again, too. Here's what the farmhouse looked like in 1974. No railings!