The people who are going to saw our house in half came to have their first good look at it today. Terry and Maree are going to plonk it by the Carlton River and put decks all around it. The spot where I sit typing, in the sunroom, will fairly soon have water views! Its pretty amazing. They were thrilled with the character of our house and are very excited about the project. They are getting the actual structure for nothing, so it is certainly a great win/win if it saves us $10,000 on demolition.
One problem might be that the contractors want to do the sawing-in-half-and-putting-on-trucks at 3am, to make driving the wide load through town easier. We mentioned this to Mark and Caron next door and they were underwhelmed.