Updated: Feb 21
Today the house came down.
The excavator arrived last night, and spent a couple of hours crushing tree branches, and then began digging to the water line. This morning – more work on the water line (I assume), and then it got to work smashing down the house.
All the neighbours stopped by to watch the show – some of us knew each other – others introduced themselves. Most were angry, at the loss of the trees, at the damage, the mess. But we were all excited to watch the really big machine get to work.