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Demolition Woman

Demolition is weirdly liberating. In one instant of decision, things I built, installed, painted, cleaned and cared for over the years have become the object of my base destructiveness.

Inserting the thin edge of a pry-bar and yanking two things apart, making nails scream as they come out--it's fun! It's like...anti-caring.



top corner of a closet with trim removed and bare wood and nails sticking out

So far it's just doors and trim. Wholesale removal of the structure will involve actually having to empty the closet, and I'm putting it off because this closet is the black hole of failed projects and buried memories, second only to the dreaded Storage Under The Bed.*

I cleared some of the shelves today and that was painful enough. Maybe I can face the shoes, clothes, luggage, jewelry, accessories and yarn stash tomorrow. This demolition gig puts me in a ruthless mood, though, so it might not be so bad.

Here's the resulting used-lumber pile so far, waiting to be de-nailed and delivered to the Rebuilding Center.
A bunch of trim and doors and stuff from closet demolition

*For those who've been around a while, this closet was a part of the original Project Empty that I never did fully clear. So it's positively archaeological.

Crossposted from Dreamwidth, where there are comment count unavailable comments.

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donutsweeper
Feb. 15th, 2014 01:20 am (UTC)
Oooh, look at all the work you've done!
emeraldsedai
Feb. 15th, 2014 11:23 pm (UTC)
My naturopath assures me that four ibuprofen at a time is the "prescription dose" and that it's okay to take at night for hand pain, as long as I don't keep doing it for days on end...

It is a lot of work, but, taking it a little bit at a time, with no rush or pressure, it's quite enjoyable.

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