We are in the midst of a giant basement remodel. The first step was taking the 3-story chimney out of the middle of the house. Then demo of the basement, re-framing, plumbing, and that's about where we are. I haven't done any of it. But construction dirt and dust and black ash from a 100-yr-old fire place are my new worst enemies.
So in the Bible stories about the walls of Jericho tumbling down, I don't recall any mention of who had to clean up the mess. For some reason the writer seemed to think getting the walls down was the hard job. I'm not discounting that, I'm just saying the clean up it no picnic, I think I'd rather march for days and blow trumpets.