demo day one
wow it's amazing what four guys, some sledgehammers and power tools can do in four hours.
The carport came down. One guy was delighted to find wood he could salvage for tabletops... old pine planks, some of them 16 feet long had been under roll asphault, so few nail holes.
Another guy took the four posts.
Then they took on the backroom. Tearing out the wallboard wasn't enough-there was still daylight, so they started in on the trim and siding...more salvaged planks from the sheathing, though many were too brittle to salvage. The back room is now a breezy porch... roof, floor and studs.
We loaded up the dumpster and shoveled up the little debris off the drive and enjoyed some chili.
I got pictures, but still don't have a way to load them. I had to get new batteries, again, today and now it's too dark for the update pictures. I had just put in new batteries, I hope my camera isn't going to die on me.
I should meet with John on monday or tuesday to go over the final plans and then the windows will be ordered and we wait.
Although it's going to be difficult to get my guys to wait... they want to take down the rest of the backroom and are itching to get at the chimney and shingles (no word on the test yet).
The fellow who got the salvage wood wanted to rebuild the carport himself. I consoled him with the prospect of building a 10 by 10 foot arbor next year, for a walk out from the new bedroom.
My dog Ben was a rescue, I've had him almost a year and he's improved a lot, but he was practically completely unsocialized to strangers, objects, noises. He was fine with the noise and strangers as long as he was outdoors where he could see me. I'll probably take him to work or to a friend's on work days when I am not there.