As of today, there’s nothing left standing of the original ell except for the foundation rocks.
The pieces we’re saving are all in a pile, ready to move to the new site for reassembly:
When they removed the floor of the ell, they discovered (to no one’s surprise) that a part of the house’s sill was rotted away. To repair this, they’ve decided to use a piece of one of the ell floor support beams. We think this is a great idea!
Here’s a view of where they cut the ell beam. The cut exposes some very old wood that’s never seen the light of day:
The cut section must not weigh that much:
Here’s the cut section, being put into place under the house:
Just above that spot, notice the post in the wall that’s actually just a log:
Taking the wider view, here’s the house (with beautiful dumpster in front), which shows the actual size of the house we’ve been living in all these years:
The house foundation now has three holes (soon to be four). This is a view into the basement via one of those holes. The picture after that shows a closeup of one of the beams in the basement, still with its bark on.
Over at the new site, the Eco-block walls are rising.
These will be finished today or Monday. On Monday, they’ll pour concrete into the gaps in these blocks to form the foundation. As of today, we’re still on schedule for the move taking place on the 15th.