Pre-demolition countdown commencing...

We are a few days away from demolition.  While we can mourn the loss of a 92-year-old small house, we can feel good that we've salvaged just about all that we could out of it.  Most material has been sold (via craigslist) or given away - and the list of salvaged material is long! - some has been retained for incorporation into the new house.  What's left is a very empty shell with high radon levels and poor insulation.  What will replace it will not compare in quality, but we hope it will become integral to the new fabric of the neighborhood as the current home helped define it originally.

One of the two bedrooms.

One of the two bedrooms.

Decaying wood, overgrown shrubs.  Dozens of other plants have been either moved to a temporary nursery on the site for reuse or given away to other locations.

Decaying wood, overgrown shrubs.  Dozens of other plants have been either moved to a temporary nursery on the site for reuse or given away to other locations.