The foundation is finished with everything leveled out. Several trees had been cut down that were in the way. Now the time had come to move the wooden shed which is now being known as my garden house. My father and hubby built it when we first moved here. Remember when we moved the greenhouse down the hill using the tractor and trailer? That was an experience! This time we were playing it a little bit safer!! A wrecker aka tow truck was called in to do the job! We found a guy who said he had moved buildings before so he came by this morning to take a look to make sure it could be done. After all we live on a hillside or as hubby puts it the top of a little mountain. So the guy had an audience with hubby and son-in-law pitching in to help when needed while my daughter and I stood there and watched.
It took a good 20+ minutes to even get it to this angle.
Finally he had it pulled out of the "hole"
And was able to pull it more onto the flat bed
Even this looked scary to me! Many times my daughter and I were "oh my goodness!"
Power/cable lines were not a problem here at all.
Down the hillside he goes
If you notice in this photo hubby has a stick that he would use to push up the cable lines if needed. The driver was so impressed with it! He told hubby you would not believe how many times he had to climb onto the truck with a broom stick to push wires out of the way. I later on saw hubby strapping it on to the truck for the driver to keep!
Come on back
This part wasn't too bad, however, this was the hillside so it was uneven
Backing up to the foundation blocks and concrete. Hubby had put skids underneath the garden house along with rods a long time ago just for this very reason. It helped the guy lock onto it.
Right about here it was sitting crooked, made me nervous! although it was all strapped down safe enough.
Getting ready to lower down
Checking out to make sure it would line up
Using a come along to help wench it in place
Son-in-law got an arm work out with it!
Then hubby worked it
Pull that come along!!!
Finally! Sitting in its new home!!
See my French doors leaning against the tree? I'll have windows too, and later on a porch!
We will be putting rocks underneath and on the side of the hill next to it to make a rock wall so the dirt won't keep washing underneath it. Then will come the painting, closing the inside walls in with a paneling which hubby said is cheaper than sheet rock. After that is all done I can decorate it, move my roses around, add more flowers, goodness so much to do!!
As the driver got it all set into place he looked over at me and said, "Mamma's got a new castle"!
I got a big smile on my face, and said yes she does!!