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Almost the end

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We are almost at the end of our garage project.  Sort of.  Last week’s weather threatened several inches of snow to fall on our remaining pile of garage, and our partially filled dumpster.  So, Paul came home early from work and in three hours we had the whole site cleaned up and a tarp covering the dumpster.  Who wants to pay for the weight of water, right? (isn’t that a book?)  By the time we finished, it was dark:


All that hurrying because of the four inches of snow we were going to get amounted to this much snow:


Still and all, who wants to pay for that?  And it felt tiring great to get it done.  The next thing for this area is in the spring, when we figure out what to do with the partial-cement-cob-job-foundation and other cob-job-wood foundation so we can make it look nice and pretty and lawn-like.


Now that it was all done, we dressed it up a little:


We are hoping your eye will be drawn to the wreath and not the mis-matched and peeling siding (on the list of things to do to the house….).

Next up is hanging the heater in the garage so the floor can get painted.  Paul did his research and got a good, reliable heater delivered a couple of weeks ago.  Come to find out, most heating/oil companies don’t want to install a heater that you’ve purchased yourself.  They will only do the ones they provide.  What a racket.  So, we are going to do it ourselves.  It weighs 70 pounds and is going to hang 12 feet in the air. I just can’t wait to help with this one.

Also in the news last weekend:  I ruined a whole load of laundry by leaving the lumber grease crayon Paul gave me to help with cutting wood in my sweatshirt pocket and it melted in the dryer.  It was on everything, everywhere.  No saving them.  (Did you notice how I sort of put some of the blame on Paul because he was the one who gave me the crayon to use?)  Then, a couple of loads later, our simulated-down mattress pad exploded in the washer.  Good times.

On the other hand, my fall pumpkin has been replaced by Christmas decorations out front:



Demolition Clean-up

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We cleaned out the garages.  We demolished the garages.  Now we have to clean up the demolished garages.  All of our help went home after Thanksgiving, so Paul and I got to work finishing the clean up ourselves.  The humongous dumpster filled up really quickly.  That was picked up and another one is on the way.  While we waited for it, Paul worked on some siding repair:


You might be saying, “Hmmm. If you demolished the garages that were attached to this garage, why is there siding, and a window, and a utility meter?”  Well, I’ll tell you.  The people who lived here before us wanted to add on some garages.  So they did.  They just tied them together at the roof (although not very well) and left everything else there.

What was my task you ask?  It was something thoroughly enjoyable.  See this pile?:


It was my job to use the circular saw to cut it up:


…cart it over to the porch and stack it:


Thankfully, we’ll get something out of those falling-down-otherwise-pretty-useless garages: Heat.

I threw in the work gloves after three hours and this stack:


I know.  A small stack for 3 hours work.  That saw was so heavy and it took forever for me to do the cutting.  Paul took over and did approximately this same amount of cutting in 45 minutes, after announcing that I probably had a hard time because the blade is 11 years old and probably dull, especially since they had just cut through the shingles on the roof when they were demolishing.  How aggravating is that?

Here he is finishing the job, in the dark, after purchasing a new blade, and while I went to a yarn tasting (more on that in another post!):


He said it was much easier.  Go figure.