well i'm finally done. $1200 in waste disposal fees & $800 in scaffolding rental fees later...
note 1: buy your scaffolding and just sell it after. but don't buy the blue stuff from home depot, rather buy pro grade becaue it is MUCH easier to lift and menouvar. i had both on site, and i preffered the rented stuff.
note 2: use ring-shanked nails, stainless steel. these are HARD TO FIND so make sure you but them ahead of time in sufficient quantity (you'd be surprised how much you need).
note 3: to lift the scaffolding frames.. get a long piece of rope and tie a loop. then slip the loop around the scaffolding peg and through the ladder.. no need to tie tight. then lift or lower scaffolding. when done, simply slip the loop off the peg. easy squeezy. See picture below
now i must parge the foundation where the front/back decks used to be. put up some shutters and fix some flashing on the roof. all in all, this project was WAY more intense than i thought it would be, but very rewarding.
totally a do-able project though, just lot 2 weeks of vacation and have someone else with you that entire time and hopefully some extras on the weekend. you can do it.
sorry no pictures of finished product (privacy concern)