Friday, December 2, 2011

Change in scenery

A house across the street from us sold last February or so.  We'd heard the plan was to remodel, but as of Thanksgiving, no work had gotten underway.  Then we got a letter from the new owners (apologizing in advance for noise, traffic,) that treated the project like very small potatoes - stating as no variances were needed they were sure their make over to a more livable home would be little to no trouble for the neighbors.

After reading the letter we relaxed, figuring they would be doing most of the work inside the existing structure.  Soon after the letter arrived a porta potty was set up.  The very next day a side deck was wrenched off and hauled away.  An iron gate and vintage looking light fixture all disappeared at some point in the process.  Surely to be re-used, we thought but then.....
We were shocked (and sure, a little entertained as well) when over the course of the next three days, a crew of two or three along with a front loader demolished the structure entirely.

So far no construction barrier has been erected.  I suppose any fencing would get too much in the way of loading up the bits and pieces of house into the series of delivered dumpsters.

That means the locals have had plenty of time to gawk close up at the new view....
Oh Deer(e) me.
  Not sure if this is an example of life imitating art or what.

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Family historian by default. Oldest surviving matriarch on my branch of the Family Tree. Story teller, photo taker, gardener, cook, blabbermouth.