Thursday, August 9, 2012
Demolition on the main house was completed today. I wouldn't recommend anyone with any sentimentality or emotional investment to a home to ever watch this happen. It's heart wrenching.
For something that has stood for 60+ years and gone through two floods, it was sad to see it only took two days to reduce it to rubble and then clear the site as if it had never been there at all.
Am I feeling guilty? You bet.
I guess it's one of those things though where you just have to keep moving on. It's a step I had to do and had put off twice previously. The first time was when the subdivision approval had been delayed and the second time to try and save the tree. It was like a bandaid really, just had to rip it off in one swift movement.
The block look absolutely huge now that it's cleared. It's 1012m2 or a quarter of an acre. It has a 20 metre frontage and 50 metre depth so each block will be 506m2, about the size of today's average block.
Today has been a very hard day. Hopefully tomorrow will be better.