We got some photos from our contractor today. Not going to lie, I had a mini heart attack when I saw them. Even though I knew perfectly well this was going to happen, it is still a bit/a lot jarring to actually see it in photos. Where did my house go?! I may or may not be drinking a glass of wine as I type this...
The good news is, there is literally nothing left to surprise us. No more questions of "what is behind the walls?". Now we know. :) I am glad we removed everything because our contractor said there were squirrels' nests, beehives and "more rats' nests than you could count". Lovely.
There was also a TON of termite damage. Stupid termites. They ate through so much of my pretty, original wood. We are going to have to replace a lot of joists, but it will be awesome to not feel like you are walking through a fun house when inside.
Next steps are making new footings (rather putting in footings since there never were any) and then building back (literally) from the ground up! Hopefully this is as scary as it gets. Hopefully. Ok, now back to my glass of wine!