The Dirty Secret of this Renovation

The Sea of Debris!

Well, the contractors are packing up to leave, and this leg of the renovation is just about over. I know I’ve been posting all of the changes, but I’ve hardly posted about one of the rather important remaining jobs… trash removal. We didn’t purchase a dumpster for this renovation. I priced them, but really, they are kind of expensive. So on the weekends, we’ve been loading up my father’s truck, driving it to my sister’s other piece of property, and burning the wood. So it does keep a lot of the wood out of the landfill…and we save money for more projects…or help fund this current project, whatever. The price? The huge pile of debris in the yard.

Yes, I’ve been hiding this (not so little) secret from you all. The house looks so glamorous and different, I wanted you to see the good things! I’ve been downplaying this rather huge blemish, but I guess it is time to reveal the ugly. So, here is my next project and the biggest money saver in the house re-imagination… the debris pile. Sadly, this is not it in all of its glory. We have already hauled away about 6 truckloads. I also held back some of the cooler old things. pieces of molding, porch posts, the few pieces of the bay molding that wasn’t rotten, some of the siding with the original milkpaint and the old square nails. Of course all the doors, windows, interior moldings, and hardware were saved, too. This pile is mostly old- termite chewed 2×4’s, siding, window frames, and cut offs from the new wood. Eh, the secret’s out now. Hopefully it will all be gone soon enough!

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4 Comments to “The Dirty Secret of this Renovation”

  1. it also has old dog bones!

    • This is true. There are real old wolf bones somewhere on the property, not just chew toy bones. I just am not sure where. Hopefully I won’t run into those!

  2. when are we having a sleep over and weinner roast “i’ll bring the weinners”!!! it will be just like a pig roast lol love ya, the house looks great but i’m gonna miss the contractors jake and jasper liked them

    • I/m going to miss them, too, Betty! They were pretty hilarious,,,and really talented. Now I’m going to start working! And we can have a sleepover whenever you want! I’ll bring the smores! Love ya, and thanks! I;m glad you like the house!

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