Today was the day that Reuben planned to demolish the shed. He spent the week before tearing off the siding, saving the good and tossing the rotted, broken and splintered into a brush pile.
More rot. Or rather, insect damage. Carpenter bees. Carpenter ants. Termites?
The see-through shed. All that’s left standing are the doors on the front. Tessa has enjoyed being able to see the orchard from her kitchen window.
So today he assembled a couple of friends with fireman experience and cousin Jeff! First they removed the doors including the squirrel nests and leaned them up against the stonewall on our side of the road.
Then they knocked out all the braces. Next they hitched the truck to one of the posts with the logging chain. They weren’t so sure it would be easy but low and behold, easy it was!
I hadn’t thought to explain the whole process in detail to Bboy. He had a good seat to watch the show.
So, when the shed fell down he screamed in terror and cried! and begged me to pick him up. Which of course I did. But, remember, he NEVER wants me to pick him up. He has this game going pretending to be scared of me all the time and running away from the ‘gramma monster’! Otherwise, he had a good time helping me outside or playing in the dirt, whichever way you want to look at it.
Unfortunately, one corner remained standing. But that shouldn’t take much to pull it down.
Or maybe it will.
Several pulls and a broken logging chain later, they decided to pull out the corner piece by piece.
OK. So what is holding it up?
Maybe we should try a different angle. Sure, that’ll work.
Finally, the last corner fell.
Now they had to move the east part of the roof away from the walnut tree so as not to damage it with the burning.
Gpa and Agirl hauled scrap to the first burn pile in The Foundation.
And the last pieces are put to the flame. It didn’t take long to burn what with the really dry wood and the tar paper roof.
And this was about as close as anyone wanted to get to the fire, too.
Warning: Do not park in this lovely flat open area. There are a million nails there. Wait until Gpa and Sim get through pulling the magnets through it.