SPAO Replacement – Demolition

In mid-June 2022 during the Solstice period where not much activity occurs in my observatory, I demolished the existing observatory to make room and collect materials for constructing the new one. Below is a series of images of the deconstruction process that happened over a few weeks between torrential downpours and scorching temperatures where I could only work during early morning mild temperatures. Eventually by mid-July, the job was done, and the site was restored, which included some re-landscaping to not only add some grass where the shed had sat for 20 years, but also to improve drainage in the area to avoid an annual mud bath for the dogs. Yard improvements are very important to ensure spousal enthusiasm for the project as well! Below is a sequence of images taken during demolition and re-landscaping.