Thursday, April 23, 2009

The Full Monty

In this post, I think these photos will speak for themselves...

The Lift Truck is here.

John standing next to his truck.

This is tough to get off.
Our new city comptroller does the honors.

Realtors Talley and Ravenscraft get jiggy with it.

Candace, husband John, Mia and Carrie too.

Isn't this fun?

Me, shoveling the endless debris.

This fellow didn't know he'd be stuck in that lift for awhile.

George: "This has got to give..."

Is that really you, Laura?

Off with that porch!

Laura, unveiled.

All in a day's work.

Bob Yapp conducts a paint removal class afterwards.

This is how you do it right.

The wrecking crew.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Strip Tease

Ya-ha-ha! I'll bet some of you out there thought I'd dropped off the edge of the earth.

With the workload I wrestled with the past several weeks, I wonder if that wouldn't have been preferable. After many candle-burning nights, the hiring of four new employees, and several impossible deadlines, I'm finally back to posting -- however brief this hiatus will be.

So, I'm going to tease you with mere glimpses of the strip-down the Laura Hawkins house took. Stay tuned, and I'll treat you to the full monty in my next post...

Glimpses of Laura's petticoat...

OMIGOD. Are those palladium windows?
Bob Yapp is doing the honors.

No area went untouched.
Smart, mask-covered volunteers work this side of the house.

That petticoat looks better and better.

And better...

Hmmm... Not so better.
I wonder how close this fire came to doing Laura in.

Easy does it.
This curved glass window is irreplaceable.

Just another day in this sooo ripe-for restoration neighborhood.

Well readers, I've given away too much already. Stay tuned next week for pics on the porch removal and the full monty.