Sunday, July 5, 2015

The Demise of a Home

Things have been humming around here on the homestead. The crew has been working for the last two weeks to tear down that old trailer and I thought I would share some photos documenting the process. 

It still astounds me to imagine anyone living in this trailer. Keep in mind someone actually lived in this just a couple of years ago. Mind blowing.  I often wonder what it looked like when it was brand new. Was this the dream retirement home for an older couple? Maybe a starter home for a new family? How did it come to fall into this condition? I hail from Philadelphia where we have houses older than our country. This house was built maybe in the late 1970's or early 1980's. To me a home should stand for 100 years or more before it falls into serious disrepair. In a way it is sad to see it only as a "disposable" home and to be counting the days until it is just a distant memory.