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.
Anyway, I have been taking photos each day the sun is still up when I arrive home. It is exciting to wonder how much will be gone each day and then see the progress. Seeing the roof gone made it all real as the view from the bottom of the drive changed drastically. No longer is that eyesore the first thing I notice pulling in. So here are some photos so you can see the progress (or the demise depending on your perspective) of the demolition process for a mobile home far past its prime.
|Here is how the trailer looked when I first arrived.|
|Here is another angle. You can see the |
skirting is coming loose.
|Work started on the inside. Workers gutted the walls |
and removed all the wiring and insulation.
|All the paneling, carpet, plastics, etc. were ripped out |
first before they began on the exterior and roof.
|Then the outside of the trailer was "peeled" like a giant banana.|
|Is it weird that I got excited seeing it looking like this?|
|Rain soaked insulation from the floor is |
all that is left to bag and take to the dump.
|One section of the 70' of trailer is finished. |
Once it is all done, it will be hauled away.
So there you have it. An update on the progress here! I hope you all had a safe July 4th (if you are in the States) and a great weekend!