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Pictures taken on 01/15/11

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Yikes, this house is certainly in need of help
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Dagger was excited to have us there
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The uh.. stairs
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Nice ceiling
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It actually got much much worse than this as we pushed insulation down from upstairs, but I wouldn't take my camera out at that point
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We had to work upstairs first because there was no lighting up there, so we work with the sun!
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Pile of debris
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You don't want to be breathing this stuff..
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We think it's mostly shredded newspaper, but maybe with some fiberglass too
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Dagger hard at work
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Reibello joined us! It was fun to work with him outside of Minecraft
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Swing that hammer!
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Removing the larger pieces of debris
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We had to get the sticks out before we could shovel the insulation. Otherwise it made a kind of composite polymer that was impossible to break up
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Take that, slats!
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Ben tears through the wall with an axe.. but with good reason!
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Ripping off slats by hand
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Ben looks upstairs
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As you can tell by Reibello's breath here, it was pretty cold inside
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The view from the foyer, which was pretty much intact
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Nerds at work
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Topaz had to keep the mask under his nose or his glasses fogged up
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Ben continues to work on his wall
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I thought this respirator would be ridiculous overkill, but I'm glad I brought it!
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Deciding what to work on next..
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Munchkins! Eat them before they all get coated in insulation!
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The only heat source in the house, a crazy kerosene.. jet.. engine.. thing. It belched fire at random times
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Topaz is ready to rock
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Look at the breath!
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We filled well over a dozen of those giant garbage bags
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Even dagger eventually put on a mask
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Ben carefully navigates the second floor
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Rachie works on removing some insulation
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Walking around up here was pretty scary. You had to check your footing with every step
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I wouldn't advise walking near the hole
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Various debris removed from upstairs
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Hard at work removing the crusty old insulation
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All these giant piles of it were eventually pushed down through the hole, making a giant mess
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The hatchet worked really well here
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Rachie continues dismantling the wall
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Dagger collected the larger pieces
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Rachie's glove slipped off, and her hammer along with it! Poor Dagger got a faceful of hammer, but got off pretty light
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I decided the respirator wasn't enough and got some safety goggles as well
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Reibello looks over the menu for a well deserved post-cleanup meal
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I caught Chris off guard
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Topaz got some of that Scotch Ale he loves so much. He was bummed I wasn't a fan
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Closeup of the bubbles
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Waiting for our food to arrive
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The wide angle adapater catches Topaz's stupid face
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Dagger's feeling better with some progress made on the house and a bandaid on her head
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The adapter is also useful for artsy pictures like this!
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