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Posted by WiseAcre on Mar 24th, 2010

Easy Way Out

Mar 24

I arrived at the site minutes before the excavator arrived. I was hoping to get at least a day to save as many perennials as possible before the monster started to tear things up.


All I could do is watch as the beast’s giant claw yoinked Viburnums at least 40 years old as if they were only¬†seedlings in a pot to be thinned out. The Hemlock proved to be no match either and was easily pushed out of the way.


How do you remove a refrigerator from a house? The easiest way possible. Improvise with the tools at hand. Here’s the most efficient way to make a new door able to fit even the largest appliance.

House hole

It still takes 4 guys to move the fridge. Two to dance, one to watch and one to do the heavy lifting once the fridge is in the proper position.

moving a fridge

Up, up and away.

fridge mover

The beast wandered off but it’s not finished yet. It’s due to return on Friday to finish off the house. Then the big dig can begin. When it’s over there’ll be a 26 foot deep hole where the house once as.

6 Responses

  1. mimmylynn Says:

    That house is gorgeous. Why are they tearing it down?

  2. rainfield Says:

    I thought it is your house, and interested to know the purpose of the 26 foot deep hole.

  3. Amy/GoAway, I'm Gardening! Says:

    There is a LOT going on at your house. I believe that is an understatement….wow. I am very curious, too.

  4. Tina Says:

    I would kill to have a house like that!
    Why is it being torn down? Seems a ridiculous waste…and 26 foot deep? Wow, really? For What!?

  5. Ellen Says:

    What could possibly justify the carnage?

  6. jodi (bloomingwriter) Says:

    I’m appalled by this place, John. Who in HELL needs an even bigger house than that one obviously was? And to destroy the plantings around it as casually as they destroyed the house? Then we wonder why our world is in such trouble. I think i’ll go sit in the sun (by the window, as we’re back in the deep freeze again) and sulk about this. You avoid the excavator. We don’t want them boppin’ you on the head, thinking you’re a garden gnome.