Clean up that mess


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So clean up.

The cottage I bought is more than 90 km from my stay, the road dor de mountains costs me more than 1.5 hours.
I go to the house in the morning, clean up and go back late in the afternoon, a lot of travel hours and fuel. Every time I take a full car with my stuff that way.
Hard sometimes because it was already full.

Marie Kondo had a heart prolapse, which is a gang in the house, the people apparently couldn't throw anything away, not that they did anything with it, so the zerowaste thoughts, but I think they were hoarders, collectors in the extreme.

Small enumeration of what I came across:

Hail grains, patterns, leghold traps, a bunch of empty barrels and jugs, more than 100 sacred images, especially Mary was popular, 10-year-old bills, pieces of cutlery, old dirty plates, mattresses, medicine, dozens of half-perished plastic bags, rosaries, old glasses, bottles with unknown contents, jugs and lots of clothes.

So put on gloves and clean up and sort out. I didn't get too hard on myself, started with the basement, leaving what I thought I could use and put the rest in the big barn, then drained the house and threw all the crap down in the big barn, literally thrown.
What I thought was something, very little, I put in the basement.

There were 3 large blankets that were completely full of clothes, also there were clothes throughout the house and in different boxes and pockets.
Although I assumed that I couldn't do anything and especially wanted to use it, I only had everything in my hands one by one and put it in garbage bags. That was 8 trash bags of 120 litres and therefore completely stuffed.
Most of the smelled unfresh and lay there for twenty years, I came across the upper part of a babydoll of the old lady and the fright struck that there would also be a lower part, which I found unfortunately a little later.
After having stuffed everything in the bags I first went to wash myself at the water tank of the neighbors, I had electricity but no water yet.

Everything that was iron I gave to the neighbor, who messes with it, I believe.
The rest put in bags and every time I left the house the various containers along the way made happy with that mess.

I do know that here too I am buying and maintaining my own system of stuff and groceries, so little waste and try to keep as much as possible whole and continue to use.

When I had everything empty I started to demolish the ceilings, which were from 1950s scrap, dirt and small leaks had struck.
What I found above made me happy, the rafter consists of eucalyptus wooden beams that were treated with some black something and were in excellent condition, this type of wood does not suffer from woodworm or boktor either.
In one corner there is a very old leakage and the bottom of a beam is rotten, so I have to fix that.
The scrap was nailed against eucalyptus trunks that were simply loose on the walls, I removed these to make it easier to work. Halfway there is a support post on a tribe but it turns out to do nothing, there's just some slack on it.

There were 2 small bedrooms and I demolished them, that was quite a job. The walls were made of two sides thick boards with thin slats nailed on them and cement between them and over them
lubricated, heavy and difficult to break down due to the combination.

Electrical work consists in almost the entire house of 2 nice lamp cord, so that all removed.

Now that everything was gone, I was able to make my plans for the renovation.

Nice for a next blog.

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