I think it has finally hit Carl that we need to move just about everything out of the house.
He has been in motion, moving things to storage.

Today was a bit of a slow start, but I managed to get accomplished two things that were hanging over my head.

  1. Finishing the asbestos removal from the back alcove.
  2. Deconstructing our Universal Exercise Machine, otherwise known as the Parabody.

Carl had done most of the asbestos removal, and there were some bits hanging on near the ceiling. One step-ladder, a Seattle’s Best Coffee bag, hammer, favorite tool ever, and full asbestos removal attire. Even wore the prescription safety glasses.

Thanks TEd

Thanks TEd

I suppose the task will not be completely finished until we fill out the final paperwork at the disposal site. And I do need to tape the bag/box/bags together. I am afraid if I do this some more asbestos will peek out from around the corner. But hey, I still have more special yellow bags in waiting.

And I found an ancient key on top of an old electrical box. It did not fit any of the current locks on the doors. Perhaps I should go try it on some neighbor’s houses.

The Universal, otherwise known as the elephant in the room, has been just waiting for a resolution.

Elephant in Plastic

Elephant in Plastic

So I found the instructions for putting it together, gathered the tools (they had nicely listed the socket sizes on the front of the instructions), and started in. In the end, it was fairly easy. It did require two people eventually, to hold up pieces when they were ready to come off. If I had known how easy it would be we could have worked without the elephant in the room! And I took pictures throughout the deconstruction, to help with the eventual reconstruction.


Excuse the lack of a shirt. He was working hard today, and got warm.

We even got the elephant over to the second storage locker.
It did take two trips, but a definite feeling of accomplishment.

Starting the filling of Storage Locker #2

Starting the filling of Storage Locker #2

You may notice in the picture that there are several buckets on the right. These all hold baseballs that are in good enough shape to be used for practicing. There are approximately 450 baseballs here. We have about 150 more at home (for use right now). And that doesn’t include the 180 that are being thrown out.

Baseballs past their prime

Baseballs past their prime

I would like to see the trash hauler’s face when they empty this load tomorrow.

And the sun has finally made an appearance. But instead of a walk I think it is time to make dinner.


2 Responses to “Life MOVES On”

  1. Margaret Says:

    I can’t believe how many baseballs you have. My jaw dropped when I read that! However, I may have that many golf balls around here. I just haven’t had the guts to go look in my husband’s side of the garage.

  2. jane Says:

    It is so much more fun to read these asbestos, etc updates from 2,000 miles away. I’d be “happy” to help, but alas, I can’t. 😉

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