|Start with a crappy old deck|
|Knock out the spindles as if they're hardly attached.|
|Cut off the rails, then start on the floorboards. A cheerleader in pink PJ's is a definite must-have.|
|Continue with the floorboards. Continue minimal conversation with silly cheerleader.|
|Isn't this an awesome shot? Yeah, that pile down there was what I was SUPPOSED to be doing, rather than taking pictures....|
|Once all the floorboards were out, Hubs detached the incredibly unsafe spiral staircase.|
|Wibble-wobble it some, and then stand back and HOPE we don't bang it up, as it's been promised to a friend.|
|A little upside down, but absolutely no worse for the wear! It handled its fall splendidly!|
|More mess, more cheerleading, more loitering on my part.|
|Cut the joists out of the top....|
|Then cut all the parts off around the perimeter.|
|Hubs cut and cut and cut.|
|Then he pulled and pulled and pulled.|
|And FINALLY it fell!|
|And this is the last picture I got before my camera battery died.|
|So I went out and snapped this one for y'all this morning.|
Yes, I chained and locked that door and had a very meaningful conversation with my 3 year old about never opening the door anymore, not letting the animals use that door, etc etc. Don't worry, I won't be posting about someone falling from there.
And lastly, maybe you're asking yourself why I didn't finish up and clear all the rest of those boards out of there? Or why Hubs didn't finish completely either? Several reasons - 1) it was raining. 2) Hubs could barely hold the hammer anymore. 3) We had both hurt ourselves. 4) It was 9pm.
And 5) -
|There was nowhere else to put it!!!|
Look for another dumpster exchange post tomorrow. We're meeting with inspectors for permits tonight, so no work!