In-laws (remember they are in their 80's) had a vacation trailer in one part of the state & they requested, due to circumstances beyond their control, to move it to our place in the Country. We were thrilled they would be nearer & agreed.
Along with the trailer, there was a porch, a small BBQ shed & another storage shed for storage.
The first step was moving the actual trailer itself which they hired someone to do.
The electric company then ran the lines to a new junction box & an electrician connected the lines from the trailer to the box. Justin dug a 300' trench to our well & got the water connected.
Weather then set in, remember the driveway delays? Well, it caused this to be delayed as well. Fast forward until February 2013.....
The second step was moving the porch. Rather than taking the porch apart (our preference), FIL decided it would be easier to just cut it in half & move it that way ... not.
|Lining the 1st 1/2 up to put on the trailer.|
|Justin is a whiz bang trailer backer upper.|
The 2nd 1/2 was a bit more difficult to move for some reason. For one, it almost slipped off the trailer while in the 3 hour transit, due to an uncle not tying it down well & Justin not double checking. If it had fallen off Justin said he would have set fire to the sucker & called the fire department. Regardless, they got it moved & since we couldn't do a drive through my Dad used his tractor to lift it off the trailer & put in place. Thank goodness my Dad was available & my BIL was there to help as well.
|Thank goodness for BILs. See FIL supervising?|
Next was the buildings. Justin tried to move the small one but just didn't have the 'power' needed to get it on the trailer. So, we went back to the guy that had moved the trailer to begin with. He kept telling us "next weekend" then again "next weekend" & on & on. We just had to wait tight. In-laws could at least get in the house with water & electric.
So we put the crepe myrtles in & watched them bloom:
And, then waited & waited for the trailer mover guy to call again. In July they finally! got the the other buildings moved.
They then hired a local guy that was at least as slow as the trailer mover guy, to get the porches straight & to add screens to the porches. Finally in November 2013, they are settled ... only 1 year later!
This is just to our left of our Country House & we are so glad they are moved in to their new 'vacation' place.
Note: We were up there couple of weeks ago when In-laws were also up & heard the tiller going, it was around 5:00pm & getting dark. We had just gotten there Justin said "I'm not going over there to see what he's doing now". Turns out that FIL was trying to surface till the ruts that were there from the movers tires. That tiller can jerk you around like nobody's business, especially in clay soil.
He . never . quits (remember he's 84). Now I know where Justin gets it from.