The Rubble Pile is History

Before we began the renovation in 2013, Charlie took apart our concrete porch, brick walkway, and flagstone with a jackhammer.

We had an enormous rubble pile in the driveway.
We had an enormous rubble pile in the driveway.

All that jackhammering resulted in a 60-ton pile of rubble.

Piles of lumber, rubble and building debris filled the space between the cottage and the house.
Piles of lumber, rubble and building debris filled the space between the cottage and the house.

Over time the rubble pile diminished because we had listed it on Craigslist as a free take away item.

The rubble pile is diminishing but I want it gone.
The rubble pile is diminishing but I want it gone.

The dark pile on the left is crushed stone for gaps in the driveway.  The rubble is on the right on a piece of plastic to prevent it from becoming a part of the driveway.

The rubble has been totally removed.
The rubble has been totally removed.

With a shovel and wheelbarrow Charlie removed the remaining bits of rubble.

Now the Cottage can become the focal point of the end of the driveway.
Now the Cottage can become the focal point of the end of the driveway.

Check another item, #84, off my 101 tasks in 1001 days.

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Author: Jo

Welcome to The Glade, where the second generation of renovations has just begun and the mania about our home, music and other passions fill our days and nights. We’re Charlie and Jo in the music world; Mary Jo and Charles to family; and JoJo and Charlie to each other. We are renovating a midcentury house in a Victorian historic district where we want to live there the rest of our lives. It's a 1946 house located in Maryland. We were married in this house. Thus far (pre-blog) we refinished cabinets, added a window seat (still working on the cushion), rearranged a wall in the guest house due to sink/vanity replacement, planted a vegetable garden, and other quick and not-so-quick fixes. So this latest zeal for construction is the result of my having lived here since 1997 and feeling a need to ready the house for the next chapter and beyond.

8 thoughts on “The Rubble Pile is History”

    1. It’s manly, you know. Although it was hard I think Charlie enjoyed it. I ultimately gave the jackhammer to our contractor. Charlie had some withdrawal there. Jo

      1. ya, not many times you can use a personal jackhammer. but it’s cool you bought one for the projects – sounds like it was worth it! and at least you can always borrow it back if you need to 🙂

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