Progress Report #2

We just completed the first full week of clean up.  The clean up is almost complete and we are ready to start the demolition of the interior by middle of next  week.  We are still on schedule to complete the clean up and demo in 3 weeks from now.

Stats for the week are: two 20 yard bins and four 40 yard bins of debris hauled away to the dump.  It looks like we have one more 40 yard bin's worth to go until we can move on to demolition.

 The pile of junk in the front of the house is cleaned up.   The workers have been throwing things out the 3rd floor window onto the pile so all that stuff is now hauled away too.

The pile of junk in the front of the house is cleaned up.   The workers have been throwing things out the 3rd floor window onto the pile so all that stuff is now hauled away too.

 The garage has been cleaned and demo'd.  There was a partition wall, shop cabinetry, a bathroom and a 2nd story loft that have all been demo'd and hauled away.

The garage has been cleaned and demo'd.  There was a partition wall, shop cabinetry, a bathroom and a 2nd story loft that have all been demo'd and hauled away.

 The rock shop that was in the enclosed deck has been hauled away.  There was a lot of anti-freeze in this shop that gave off a really strong odor.  With all the material hauled away is smells a lot better.  Everything you see in this picture, that isn't the exterior wall of the house, will get demolished next week.  Nothing on the exterior deck or porch can be salvaged.

The rock shop that was in the enclosed deck has been hauled away.  There was a lot of anti-freeze in this shop that gave off a really strong odor.  With all the material hauled away is smells a lot better.  Everything you see in this picture, that isn't the exterior wall of the house, will get demolished next week.  Nothing on the exterior deck or porch can be salvaged.

 The side of the house and back of the house has been mostly cleaned up.  The vines you see along this wall are grape vines.  There are 4 established vines that we hope to save but they had to be cut way back to allow for re-building the fence that they are growing on.

The side of the house and back of the house has been mostly cleaned up.  The vines you see along this wall are grape vines.  There are 4 established vines that we hope to save but they had to be cut way back to allow for re-building the fence that they are growing on.

 The kitchen cabinetry, counters and appliances have all been removed.  Everything you see here will get demo'd to the studs next week.

The kitchen cabinetry, counters and appliances have all been removed.  Everything you see here will get demo'd to the studs next week.

 The rooms now look like this...

The rooms now look like this...

 ... and this.  The floors are not consistent and are heavily damaged throughout the house.  We want to try to save anything we can but it seems unlikely that we can salvage any flooring.

... and this.  The floors are not consistent and are heavily damaged throughout the house.  We want to try to save anything we can but it seems unlikely that we can salvage any flooring.

 The 3rd floor attic is Jenny's favorite space.  I suspect this might become a master bedroom suite.  Jenny is carrying Ruby around so she doesn't step on a nail and hurt a tootsie.

The 3rd floor attic is Jenny's favorite space.  I suspect this might become a master bedroom suite.  Jenny is carrying Ruby around so she doesn't step on a nail and hurt a tootsie.

 There is about 900 square feet of space up here and you can see Mount Adams and Mount Hood from the windows.  The house is taller than any surrounding structure giving it great views.

There is about 900 square feet of space up here and you can see Mount Adams and Mount Hood from the windows.  The house is taller than any surrounding structure giving it great views.

 The basement is getting cleared out and we are starting to see the possibilities.

The basement is getting cleared out and we are starting to see the possibilities.

 There is enough room in the basement for a bedroom, full bathroom, office and TV room.  There is a back door in the basement that goes into a crawl space that Jenny is afraid of.  I've heard rats scurrying when I open the door so maybe that why.

There is enough room in the basement for a bedroom, full bathroom, office and TV room.  There is a back door in the basement that goes into a crawl space that Jenny is afraid of.  I've heard rats scurrying when I open the door so maybe that why.