|Today 08:03 AM|
I know there are houses that are too far gone or what ever, but it breaks my heart seeing a neat old house like the brought down. I think it goes back to my childhood seeing the first house I lived in that was about 100 years old knocked down.
But the hardest one is my childhood home that I grew up in, built in 1966 disappear. I couldn't watch this one, I went into it just before it was taken down to build about 30 houses on the little property it was on. I got a few treasures like light switch covers and stuff that I put in my house that I am in right now. I got the front door off my Grand Fathers house that was right behind this one in the photo. I really need to get that up on my home darn it. But really, I have something about old houses, I have seen so many destroyed in his town so that condos or a hundreds houses can be stuffed onto the property (or 500 on the farm) I can't stand seeing one torn down. It's such a waste to me, it tears my heart out.
There are not thousands of houses within this photo, it's sickening. As far as you can see and further, to the right it was all fields, to the left, all fields, all the way to the bay, farms. It's all covered in houses now. so sad.
|Today 06:27 AM|
|Today 05:46 AM|
|Yesterday 07:17 PM|
I am going to get the footings and slab ripped out while I'm at it. May as well go everything new. I mean, what the hey? I paid full permit price.
|Yesterday 07:09 PM|
Just about the same approach was used last month when they demolished the old (vintage 1946 or so) house next door to me - using the same model of Cat backhoe as it happens. Everything piled in the original footprint, and drive on top of the pile to get access to other parts .Then the big Bin trucks arrived, the loader worked from on top of the pile to load them. A day later the lot was cleared, original foundation was demolished and there was no trace of anything remaining. Construction of the new house begins in about a month so.
I have not seen the building plans, but I hope the new place "fits" the neighborhood.
I was actually surprised that they took it ALL down - there is a curious quirk in building laws and sales taxes on building materials around here. Renovations are tax- exempt, but new construction is fully taxed. If you leave ONE original wall, it is considered to be renovation. I've seen quite a few "renovated" older homes. Esp when a year later another reno occurs, replacing that one original wall and expanding the house out THAT side, too.
|Yesterday 06:40 PM|
|Too Many Projects||
I pulled a demo trailer for 1 summer and watched a number of buildings get demolished. Around here, they need a fire hose spraying on it while it comes down to contain the dust.
|Yesterday 06:21 PM|
I say this because I wanted to see a quick and painful death come to this piece of @#$%?!^* house.
He actually used the debris in the basement to drive forward on top of as well to get to the other end of the house.
Bins coming tomorrow...
|Yesterday 05:12 PM|
|Too Many Projects|
|Yesterday 04:52 PM|
|Yesterday 03:03 PM|
I did no work today but fun to watch....
|Yesterday 05:06 AM|
|Yesterday 04:06 AM|
|Jus Cruisin||Polished the fuel cell, front moon tank, inside and outside of the front rims, rear rims. Just need to get the car polished and waxed and it will ready for Louisville and Woodward.|
|Yesterday 02:31 AM|
got my billet shifter installed today
|07-27-2015 09:18 PM|
|Dave57210||Got a good start on painting my deck today. Now about half done - and I'm pooped! Too much crawling around "cutting in" the edges etc.|
|07-27-2015 02:51 PM|
I waited around at home for a delivery this morning. Should see some serious shtuff tomorrow.....
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