Our farmhouse renovations have been plagued by logistical setbacks since the first polar vortex in January. Weather, day care closings, scheduling problems, etc. the roofers are backed up, so I have started on the final remaining demolition headache: removing six plaster walls from the perimeter of the second story, in order to properly insulate the entire house. So the initial demo work was strenuous enough, blowing out solid plaster walls and removing the lath by myself. Today, a friend of mine came by to help me get the debris down to the dumpster at ground level. After some brainstorming, I began collecting materials from around the barns: two matching 13' cedar posts, a piece of crumpled, cow-trampled corrugated metal sheet, some old chains, various bolts, washers and hardware. I was able to create a chute that perfectly spanned the upstairs windows to the bed of my truck. We shoveled three full pickup truckfuls into the dumpster. It worked perfectly, falling apart right as we finished the lat batch.