August 14, 2009

The State of the Shed

This weekend we have two completely uninterrupted days to work on the house, and I'm really jazzed about it! You know you have serious house fever when all you want to do is sweat your buns off working in a stinky old house.

Pete ended the weekend last Sunday by loading up the trailer with more of the shed remains and old roof. Now we're able to start the Saturday work day by heading right over to the dump, what a stinky way to start the weekend! Lately my sense of smell is crazy strong and I gag if we get stuck by a particularly ripe spot. Hopefully our straight to the dump strategy will leave us enough time in the work day to load up another trailer and drive back over there for a repeat. The dump is only open on Wed and Sat from 8-3. Since we both work full time, Saturday really is our only available day to get there.

Why not get a dumpster you ask? Cause all this does seem like an awful lot of trouble to go through for disposing the demolition materials... Easy answer. Money!
Dumpsters are quite costly and given the nature of our materials, they would fill up fast! We've come close to filling the dumps dumpsters with a trailer load before, and for only $60 that is a lot easier of a price to swallow than the $300+ it would cost for a 30 yard dumpster in the driveway. One dumpster would not even come close to making a dent in everything we need to do.

The load above held most of the living room panels and all the plastic/wood rigged greenhouse side of the shed. The canvas tarp gets put on top to help with keeping debris from flying out. This trailer load hit over a ton at the dump.

All the demolition stuff is coming along slowly but surely... but there is still so much to clean up!

Inside the main part of the shed. Notice the beam sticking out by the other door? I walked into that last weekend. Gave me a nice little bump on the noggin. Being careful is something I really have to work on.

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