The demolition continues. I've met a lot of the neighbors, who all seem very nice. They told me that the previous tenants in our house were likely drug dealers, and that the owners removed eight 20ton dumpsters of garbage before they listed the house on the market. Since that time, I've removed two 30ton dumpsters of rotten floors, moldy drywall, hardwood flooring with pets stains. At the end of the second week I developed a rather nasty cough, most likely due to the dust and mold. I bought a good respirator, and several gallons of bleach. I've since then sprayed the whole house, walls, floors, framing members, etc down with bleach and let it sit for a few days while I was at work. The house smells better now, but I still have a lot of work to do.
Tasha and I worked at the house this weekend, which consisted of some yardwork and demo.
Can I just take this opportunity to marvel at the fact that in mid-December we are picking fruit off the trees and planting flowers in our yard? We both grew up in a cold climate, so we aren't used to this. It is very nice.