Emptying the Shed

I met with David Thurman this morning to get an estimate for having a driveway put in as well as having some other excavation-type work done. He seems to know exactly what we need, and it is going to be expensive. In order to access the upper level of our property - which is where we want to build everything - we basically need to run the driveway along the entire 3-acre north slope, about 600 feet. At least adding this feature will increase the value of the property. We really have no choice other than building a funiculare, which is like a train with a one track mind.

Once the meeting was over, I worked to empty the shed of the "lumber" that has been sitting in there for who knows how long - at least 25 years. We believe the lumber may have been cut from trees from the property, as it is all unusual widths and lengths. Unfortunately, time has taken its toll and the wood was not well stored, so a combination of bugs and dry rot and wet rot have rendered most of the wood unusable - even for firewood. But we want to use the shed for important things, so it must be emptied first. Here is a picture of the pile that has been stacked outside...



...and here is the mostly-emptied shed...



The worst part of this work is that I know I will have to move this stuff again someday, either into a burn-pile or a dumpster. Some of it may be salvaged for building a chicken coop or other outbuilding, but nothing fancy.

OK, my dog Render says it is time to end this blog post, so until next time...

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