And here is Oscar enjoying his last romp in the open expanse of our backyard.
It's always a little amazing how much faster a contractor with the right tools is...
He just pushed the dumpster in through the garage door and went at it with the back hoe. Here's a couple of videos capturing the event:
The start of the demo:
And dumping the north side wall:
These were captured mainly for Jim, who couldn't be home from work this morning... but also for Morty, who will one day be sad he wasn't old enough to care at the time! What little boy doesn't love a front loader and a backhoe?
Here's Oscar checking the whole thing out from inside the house. Abbey was a bit more sheepish and stayed in the background. Although she barked the loudest through the day.
After all the garage was down, the digging commenced. Now there is a giant hole in our backyard. And what yard didn't get digged up, pretty much is piled up with dirt. So the dogs now only have a teeny tiny space to do their business.
The contractor pulled out a few bottles from his digging. Jim and I went later last night to check the bottles out. It didn't look like there was anything particularly special, but we looked further at the location on the back right side of the hole. It looked like it must have been a fire hole, because it was blacker, sootier dirt than the rest of the dirt, and there was a lot of random garbage in there - like pieces of a bedframe and the bottom of a tiolet and some other unidentifiable stuff. Nice.