First, we spent the morning removing all the material from inside the shed. It was mostly lengths of dimensional lumber that might be usable down the road. We made piles of 2 by 4s, 2 by 8s and 2 by 10s on the back side of the other large storage building on that side of the acreage. It took several hours and all three of us working hard to clear things out.
Chris, a field officer with the Alberta Emergency Management Agency, had spent much of the day helping out at the emergency operations centre that was set up to manage the thousands of evacuees from fires in the NWT. Once he was back, we jumped into removing the 2 by 4s serving as roof trusses on the building.
Even though I did not do a walk, per se, I still did over 10,000 steps going back and forth to the garage grabbing tools and moving wood.
It felt good to be useful and productive. This project allowed us to expend some pent up energy from several weeks of killing time waiting for our home to get built. While we were deconstructing, Stephen and the team at SEED Homes were doing the opposite.