Thursday, November 8, 2012

Day Five, part II: A New Altitude

It is 6:34 p.m. as I start this post. Today has been tough. Really tough. But I thought I'd take a moment to update because I have exciting news. First, at lunch time Mike came home from work and went directly to the house. He told me the house was on the beams and off the basement. He sent these pictures.



This panoramic shot is from the back of the house looking out from the ridge area.

When I went to see the house at 3:30 p.m. I was hoping I might actually get to see them moving it. I didn't, but when I got there, this is what I saw.




That's right. It's finally up on the ridge. It is not in place on the basement yet, but it made it up onto the ridge, and that is amazing. There were no real problems. The truck did get stuck once, in the main yard (before going up the hill), but other than that everything went very smoothly. 

Mike and his brother Russell spent the afternoon removing the support beam from the old basement and moving it into place in the new one. Tomorrow, the plan is for the movers to move the house onto the foundation. I don't know how long that will take, but I sure hope it's done by the end of tomorrow because a big blizzard is on the way and our electrician is potentially willing to come on Saturday to hook up our electricity.

That's all for now. We are exhausted. Mike's stress level has decreased significantly. Mine...well, the boys are really reacting to the stress of being away from home and all the other changes that go along with it. The blizzard will add an interesting element too. For me, it will mean being more housebound. For the boys, it might mean a lot of outdoor play, which would be very good for everyone. I'll update again tomorrow.

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