I have deleted another pile and discovered treasures. I have pulled enough lumber from under the old house to be able to repair, I hope, the board and batting outside.
Here's a shot of my structural problem with this third room. The floor has simply dropped from the side beam support. I am hoping beyond hope I'll be able to use a floor jack and return it to its original position. I've noticed they've sistered some floor joists. I won't know until I get this room empty. If I work hard maybe a three day job. Trouble is I can't find three whole days anywhere.
I'm working myself to the bone. I may even be dehydrated and delusional because I thought this find needed to be documented. It's a pack rat just like me.
I sidetracked on a rock hunt and found these colorful beauties. Notice the awesome fossil in the lower rock.
Made my day with discovery of iron ore, few and far between, either from a meteorite or a volcanic rock. Without a degree in geology or rocktopgraphy (I know, not a word, but I like the sound of it) I'll just have to guess.