Demolition Man !!!

Posted by Gerd on Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Hello followers,

today, I don’t have a logging railroad related post, since I didn’t find the time last week for my model trains…

On our L-shaped property, we had a aux. building standing in the corner, blocking up the sight access to the upper garden area as well as cages up the small garden piece behind the house. Since our first look at the situation, we decided to torn down the old building, since it wasn’t in good condition anymore. Last week, day X was reached…

But first, I spend some preparing work, while removing the remains inside as well as material which have to be disposed otherwise than the rubble. This means the windows and door for example as well as isolation material. Beside the building to the right was also the old outhouse with cesspit, which was actually out of use for a long time now. Originally, the house had a peaked roof, which got removed during the summer. Now it’s time to torn down the rest of the structure.

I borrowed some heavy equipment to get the ceiling down, which was very well made out of concrete, stable enough to carry tanks I guess. Some friends from the neighborhood and family helped me out on this job. As tricky as the ceiling was, the walls were easy to fold in once the ceiling was down, so we managed to get the whole structure down within one day.

The next day, we cleaned up the mess and removed the remaining of the walls and foundations. Since the rubble container was already filled, we piled up the other stuff inside the carport. We’ll get the next container tomorrow.

Even out daughter was involved in the hard work, collecting pieces from the lawn and carrying rubble with her small wheel barrow. Maybe she knew, that on top of the old floor, a small playground will be erected next. And by the way, we were well catered by my wife.

Well, what a difference between Thursday and Sunday. Now we have much more light in our house and garden and we found a good flat ground for the playground coming soon. And at least, there was some Shay-action on the late Sunday just for fun…

Cheers, Gerd