Monday, November 10, 2008

More Demolition

Before we left for Florida, the rest of the demolition was pretty much finished. Here are 2 of the workers in the main room. You can see the line behind the guy in the blue shirt, which is where the wall had been. The floor is higher behind him, and that will be leveled while we are away.

The main room from the other side .

The rubble that is left from the ceiling demolition of the guest room.

The stairs that were outside the "newer" building.
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Saturday, November 8, 2008

The walls came tumbling down...again!

From the floor of the "old" building, looking up at what is left of the upstairs of the "new" building.
Here are our two hard workers cleaning up the walls of that upstairs room.
Looking out towards the street.
So, as of Saturday, almost the entire upstairs room has been removed. YES, they were working on a Saturday!!!

Friday, November 7, 2008


Ok, where did those pictures go? We will try to fix that, and get the new ones up, but things are very busy over here at the moment, since we are leaving for the US in a few days. Stay tuned....

Thursday, November 6, 2008


One more triangle to go. I bet there is a technical term for that...
Look, we have a dumpster. The crew has been really good about getting rid of scrap and keeping the street clear for our neighbors.

Nice shot of what the house now looks like without the upper floor. Shall we place bets on when the new upper floor will actually make an appearance?


That lovely arch in the new bathroom.
This is the ground floor room of the "new" building, which will be a guest room. It no longer has a roof! The metal you see is the grid system that was used to help support the old roof.
The view from above.

From the upstairs looking over the "old" building. The triangle that created the pitch of the roof has been removed.


This is the chimney in what was the kitchen and will be a bathroom.
Small niche in what was the fireplace.
The well that is in that same room.
Looking down that well.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Downstairs bathroom to be...

Check out the rubble spilling out the door of what will be the downstairs bathroom.

Amazingly enough, the arch stayed intact. All the rubble is what was the roof.

See, no more roof, but the rotting wooden beams are still hanging on strong.

The funny little window survived the tear down of the roof too.
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Down with the roof.

The past week saw quite a bit of action. As you can see, they began tearing open the roof on the upstairs room in the "new" building.

Look, two workers this week, not one!

As seen from the road.

What the heck is this? A tiny bomb shelter? A metal barrel to go over the falls in? Whatever it is, it has become a landmark and we can not get rid of it, as this is how the workers find the house...given that there are no house numbers.
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