Remember this house?
Well, I've got a source of bricks now.
My grandma knew I was looking for bricks and when she called to tell me about the huge brick house she saw being torn down on the way to her sister's it didn't take long for me to realize I knew exactly what house she was talking about. I called the owner last night and was given permission to take whatever I wanted. ("At least you were kind enough to ask first," the owner's wife said.) Two trailer loads came back today; mostly bricks but also one stone lintel and two large corbels that were not too damaged by the wrecking ball. I plan to go back for more bricks as the weather permits.
I sensed back in December that this house would never see renovation, but the salvage trip today was still bittersweet.