Demolition Day

Well, I spent the entire 3-day holiday weekend prepping the old addition for its demolition, mainly doing everything I could to disengage the addition from the main house as much as possible, putting plywood up over the old doors, removing copper pipes, cutting out drain pipes in the wall shared with the main house, etc.

The old addition at 8 am this morning, awaiting its demise

The old addition at 8 am this morning, awaiting its demise

The demo crew arrived at 8:30, and by 9:30 the chicken shed was gone. Then they started in on additional proper.

The demo crew arrived at 8:30, and by 9:30 the chicken shed was gone. Then they started in on additional proper.

A mere one-half hour later, 10am., It came away from the old house (and even more importantly, the new verandas!) pretty cleanly. You can see the plywood I put to protect the doors into the old house -- which came in handy since falling/swinging debris punched two holes in lower right plywood that was protecting a glass door.

A mere one-half hour later, 10am., It came away from the old house (and even more importantly, the new verandas!) pretty cleanly. You can see the plywood I put to protect the doors into the old house — which came in handy since falling/swinging debris punched two holes in lower right plywood that was protecting a glass door.

The view from the Upper Veranda (UV)

The view from the Upper Veranda (UV)

All that's left as of 3pm, looking down from the UV

All that’s left as of 3pm, looking down from the UV

Done for the at 5pm. Quite an interesting patchwork of colors and textures. The Beast is resting up for tomorrow's chore of digging the new basement. Hopefully we'll keep our water -- the well pipe runs from the well in the foreground and comes up just to the left of the chimney. They hope to dig around it and leave it laying on the ground. Thus far they've been, well, delicate in their use of such big machinery.

Done for the at 5pm. Quite an interesting patchwork of colors and textures. The Beast is resting up for tomorrow’s chore of digging the new basement. Hopefully we’ll keep our water — the well pipe runs from the well in the foreground and comes up just to the left of the chimney. They hope to dig around it and leave it laying on the ground. Thus far they’ve been, well, delicate in their use of such big machinery.

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