A more open yard, but gradually filling with debris!
The winter took its toll on the flat family room roof. Buckets strategically placed to catch drips, as we celebrate its demise!
Heavy equipment arrives.
Charlie's not keen on the view.
That's a big rubbish bin!
We'll need three of those.
The laundry room after various appliances, fixtures, wiring and plumbing had been moved through the wall into our temporary kitchen/bathroom/laundry room.
The kitchen/bathroom/laundry room. The fridge is in the front room (Anne's office and piano student waiting room), and a plug in one ring gets the basics done. Not exactly a perfect kitchen work triangle.
The demolition begins.
At last....... now the kitchen cabinets will have to be replaced!
What better way to dispose of a couch!
We are so happy to see the end of that leaky, flat roof.
Oops, there goes the laundry room!
Closing the doors on an era.
House in a box.
You put WHAT in the pressure cooker?!
There's a lot of ground water.
22 truck loads taken away, and a mountain left for backfilling.
The hole completed, and forming for the footings begun.
The concrete for the footings arrives.
Bruce and Pete pour the footings.
Basement walls go up.
The general contractor installs the under basement slab plumbing.
The plumbing is roughed in for a future bathroom in the basement.
Bruce, Pete and Derek dig the hole, which is rapidly filling with water for the sewage ejector.
The old well discovered while excavating, can be seen to the left of the picture.
The wooden sides of the well, still in good condition after 100+ years under ground.
Concrete for the slab arrives.
The old fieldstone walls, now exposed in the new basement need some attention.
Not pretty, but practical.
A game of basement cricket before the floor joists go in.