Houston… we have a problem. J.C. and I
have had an extraterrestrial spaceship that was parked on our property. It was a major eyesore and not needed. We were very nervous about excavating due to the fact that it could spur an alien invasion; however, we got the job done and have only seen a few alien sightings since dismantling the spaceship.
I mentioned in this post that these were coming down as soon as we had a chance.
Exhibits #1 and #2:
And this last weekend, we ripped up Exhibit #1. It was pretty cool and I’m SO glad that major eyesore is a thing of the past. J.C. had the trackhoe home this weekend for a job he had to do in town and I sweet talked him into taking out the alien spaceship. First off, I want to say that most people might not rent or use a trackhoe for this job; however, since it was available to us, we used it! Secondly, we wouldn’t suggest trying to do a job like this with a shovel, unless you want to be outside all day and then die from heat exhaustion. 😉
I wanted to start off by showing you exactly how big this “spaceship” was. It was NO joke, y’all! Oh and I’m 5’6″… just for reference.
First up, he tracked the trackhoe up to the pole and started to give it a little shove.
That’s when the first alien jumped out and tried to karate chop J.C.! No fear, Rosalind is here! It was a TKO… totally knocked that bad boy OUT! The pole was buried in a lot of concrete, so it wasn’t an easy feat. Let’s just say there was a lot of pole jiggling. I know that sounds really dirty, but it wasn’t that bad. I mean, there was dirt, but it wasn’t nasty. Are you picking up what I’m putting down?!
After a lot of jiggling, the round part of this contraption started to crumble.
We actually thought this thing was pretty sturdy, but it tore up very quickly, within a few minutes.
Aliens started popping out everywhere……ok, just kidding. Once the round part was gone, it was time to get that thing out of the ground and in the trash 🙂
Boom! It was out of the ground and I was SO glad. Taking that big concrete base out left us with a very large hole in the yard.
The hubby said it was about 3 feet deep. He happen to find some extra dirt in the yard and filled in the dangerous hole.
He can run that trackhoe like a pro… well, that’s because he is a pro. He does it every day at work, so he can make things look really nice in the clean up phase. He dumped all that dirt in the hole and smoothed it over.
And that’s that folks! No more alien spaceship. We aren’t sure if they can still make contact with planet Earth, but here’s for hoping. Our yard looks so much nicer now that the unsightly thing is gone. And here’s what it looks like on that side of the yard without the “alien spaceship.”
Yay! So glad that’s done. One more thing we can check off our list. J.C. will be excited because he doesn’t like having a list at all. 🙂