Tonight we met with a lovely fella who has an excavator and dump truck. If all goes according to plan, he’ll be taking the pink house down on Tuesday the 25th. If you want to get a look at what the burned out remains of the Pink House looks like, this weekend might be your last chance!
Here are some of the logistics we’ve had to work through to get to this point:
- Demolition permit from the city. Check.
- Asbestos test. Passed.
- Personal contents evacuated. Check.
- Metal and stone separated from wood? Check.
- Oil tank drained. Check.
- Cable/telephone wires from pole to house disconnected. Check.
- Metal and rock sorted out from wood so they can go in separate loads. Check.
- Someone willing to carefully excavate so the foundation doesn’t get beat up. Check.
- Someone to do the work in a manner we can afford. Check!
Emotionally, this will be bittersweet. We will be saying a final heart-wrenching goodbye to the home we lovingly tended for several years and started raising our family in. We had so many happy memories there. On the other hand, we have been dealing with a huge weight on our shoulders. Though the fire was none of our doing, we can’t help feeling responsible for the stinky, messy, hazardous eyesore that neighbors and pedestrians (including us) have to smell and look at on a daily basis. A sight like that does not make one feel warm and cozy inside – quite the opposite. As Meadow says, “poor, sad pink house.”
If you want to see what the burned out Pink House looks like. Now’s your chance. Get your pics while it’s still smoldering…