Monday, January 25, 2010

The family that demos together stays together

This post is a bit late, since we actually did the demo work last weekend, but I'm finally getting around to the pictures. Better late than never?

MLK weekend, one entire side of my husband's family came to visit. Being the good hosts we are, we immediately put them to work. What can I say, we did warn them!

One of the many tasks for the weekend was to tear down the brick columns on either side of the driveway in front of the house. They made the entrance to the drive quite narrow, about 10 feet. We knew there would be no way for the in-laws to get their 35 foot RV in that small space, and we were even worried about getting our 2 horse trailer in! So, they had to go.

Enter the crew with the sledgehammers and pickaxes. I'm not naming any names here to protect the identities of the innocent (and guilty) parties... but you know who you are, and THANK YOU for all your help!

The destruction begins!

Wielding the Sledgehammer of Doom.

The baby sledgehammer worked well too...

Triumph! The wall has fallen!

Carting off the rubble.

Stacking the whole bricks for future use/repairs.

Pappy wields the angle grinder to remove one of the gate support posts. (Mwahahahaha... POWER TOOLS!)

Hard at work removing the dirt.

Nearly done, just clearing out the dirt and last of the rubble.

The cleanup crew makes yet another trip to the dump.

Nooo! Don't throw away Fuzzypony!

With the posts down, we managed to get both the RV and the horse trailer in, more or less no problem! So again, thanks to everyone who made this possible! And um, next time you come to visit us? We'll try to have the house more together so you don't have to work quite as hard.

...on second thought, maybe we'll save a demo project for y'all! ;)

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