So, to begin with, house looks like this but imagine with a "deader" lawn and the port-a-pottie on it:
And the interior of the house looks for the most part like this:
|Living room wall with asbestos removed/look into kitchen.
At 10:15 yesterday, a bunch of trucks and cars arrive. Out jump about a dozen gentlemen and they begin to take with no exaggeration 12 ladders of various sizes, a pile of shovels, rakes, and brooms, 2 coolers, a boom box, and about 10 industrial strength plastic garbage cans off one of the trucks. Each of the guys has a hard hat and a crow bar. Literally within 10 minutes they were set up and working.
I looked in at about 10:30 and this is what I saw:
Some other shots from 10:30-11AM:
|Microwave and stove removed from kitchen already. Staged in garage.
|Molding and trim from the master bedroom. There is a fantom arm in the closet removing the shelf and pole.
I returned at about 2:45 to check in. No more than 4.5 hours later and this is what the state of affairs:
|This used to be the kitchen! Stay tuned for another shot of this a little later on.
|Our tub is now in the master bedroom. Remember that closet from 2 photos up? That formerly stood where in the right hand part of this photo.
|Our living room…
By the time I returned at 2:45, they were down to the studs throughout the house. There was hardly any sheetrock left on the walls. AMAZING!
They were also finished packing up a truck with the appliances, interior and some exterior doors, and other fixtures. This was headed out to Oakland to be processed and to be resold/recycled.
I left around 3:15 and then OH stopped by on the way home from work. This is what he saw… less than 2 hours later:
|The kitchen, 2 hours later.
|Living room taken from a different angle.
More done and more than that, debris removed. Woosh! Amazing.
ReBuild Green you rock!
I have photos from this AM (Tuesday) which show even more progress. I am headed back to the house now to do my afternoon check. Will include those updates with the ones from this AM a bit later on.
As OH said last night, we are past the point of no return. That was an understatement!