Demolition Derby

At first glance, you wouldn’t even know it was there.

However, upon further inspection…you’d soon see it.

Our shed. Not “ours” so much as that it just happens to be on the same property that we built our house on. In a previously life, I’m sure must have been a glorious man cave made for doing many manly things…yet now it’s just a dilapidated eyesore out back.

“We could pay someone to take it out,” I’d say.

To expensive.

“We should just burn it down,” replied Missy.

Apparently you need a permit for that sort of thing.

So, I compromised and did what any warm blooded male would have done in my situation: called some buddies over to collectively take out our aggressions!

I wrangled up anyone willing to swing a sledge hammer in the hot Iowa heat on Saturday, and thankfully ended up with a full crew to help pitch in (huge shout out here to Eric, Tyson, and Joel…couldn’t have done it without you)!

We were hoping to come across some long-lost treasures along the way: bonds, gold coins, a missing Monet…but all we found were wasps, rusty nails, and {hopefully} abandon rodent holes the size of your head.

It was tough work, but we managed to inflict some heavy damage as the hours progressed.

Of course, it doesn’t hurt to live across the street from a man with a skid loader that knows how to use it 😉

In the end, we were left with one full garbage bin…

…one extra pile of scrap that didn’t fit, and one empty foundation.

Future planning for the back yard has already begun, and the possibilities seem endless: a baseball diamond…two story man shack…in-ground pool…

Oh, and about that buried treasure: would you settle for a $23.57 check from 1977??

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