I am personally not the best at using the reciprocating saw (sawzall). I mean I CAN use the reciprocating saw, but my cuts are not always straight and Aaron is kind of a stickler for straight, level, and square. A big stickler actually... Plus, this job entailed using a flush blade that bends to cut flush along the wall. One false move and BAM the saw kicks back at you, you fall off the ladder, the saw hits you in the face, and well you get the idea. With all this in mind, I let Aaron take care of the sawing and I just helped catch the falling beams.
Not shown very well in these pictures is that our ladders are in horrible condition. The one I am standing on has rusty little screws holding the spreaders and the tall ladder has a piece of wood drilled into the bottom for extra support. Safety first :) This project was being worked on about three days before we left St. Croix and all we were thinking was hurry and finish the job. Maybe we will get a new ladder when we return?