So, thank you Aunt Donna. Here's the ongoing saga of our house!
We found this little gem at an auction site. The city owned the property and needed the house moved to make room for a wind generator farm. It's an old farmhouse and because of its location, not many people were interested in driving out to the country to look at it. We were, in fact, the only people to go have a look.
|If you look carefully you can see a wind generator in the background.|
We were ready to make our bid at auction! We set a maximum bid before we started so that we wouldn't get ourselves over our heads in the enthusiasm of the moment. When the auction day came, we didn't know what to expect. We made our bid and waited. There was no activity on the auction site until about five minutes before the close of bidding. We were in a bidding war! We bid and counter bid until we reached our maximum. We were disappointed to watch the time tick away and our competitor win what we had hoped to be our home.
But...several days later the auction house called to tell us that the other bidder had defaulted. We were the proud owners of a house that had to move as soon as possible.
Time to move some earth and lay some foundation. The movers came out and took careful measurements and then translated that to foundation footings on our property.
|Can you believe this angle?|
The mover dared us to place a cup of water in the sink for the move.
Not a drop spilled.
Next time we revisit the house issue, we'll show you how the house looks on our lot and how nice the floors look without the carpet. Meanwhile, we found some mold in the kitchen flooring, so that's all gone now, too. Ah, the joys of remodeling....