As soon as the deed for the house was signed, the demolition began. We have gotten so much done on the house already. Thanks to a few boys from church who helped Chris rip out the ceilings and all of the family that have come by (even on Thanksgiving) to lend us a hand, we filled an entire dumpster in only 4 days.
The yard that used to look like this...
(this doesn't even show the worst of it; there were loads of trash and rotting wood along with years worth of leaves and tall grass)
...now looks a little cleaner.