The front stairs are totally gone. It took them an entire day to break up the old stairs.
See all the lathing strips and plaster above the door? This was put on the outside of the framing just under the sheathing as an old form of insulation. Unfortunately all of this needs to come out before insulation can be blown in.
One of the cats checking out the progress.
Meanwhile on the garden side...
This is back side of the dining room wall. Opened up and stripped of all the extra lathe and plaster. Pretty interesting contruction, huh?
The house is all post and beam construction. Here's a closeup of one of the mortised joints.
Most of the vinyl is gone. Just the upstairs deck ceiling and soffits to go.
Another view of the garden side. I kind of like the dark brown. Does this require another sangria party--I mean, color caucus?
A rare look at the back of my house and two neighbors' houses. As you can see, my back yard is about 2 1/2 feet wide.
And just a quick glamor shot of the back porch.
I was outside over the weekend just doing a little cleanup when a woman walked by and, with a look of disgust, said "Are you LIVING in there?"