I came home yesterday and the house had been moved up near the road, so that it is ready to travel to the barge site. But it's going to sit here for a while waiting for a high tide. They put it so close to the garage, that the only practical way to go in the door would be to go onto the roof of the garage and walk across. Luckily, I was able to get a ladder under the house and climb up through the chimney hole.
It is rather unusual, for someone to return home and never know exactly where the house will be, how high it will be off of the ground, and what angle the floors will be at. I had to take my pillow and put it at the other end of the bed last night, because what was high in the morning was now low. Sometimes, after it's lifted, things have shifted just enough that my key no longer works in the door. Other times the door is wide open and it won't close. I have learned to roll with these things. Only once, they moved the house without telling me and my bed went to one of the gulf Islands. I didn't bother to retrieve it. Lots of people leave mattresses and beds in the hoses, so I have my pick. I have two extra mattresses and some bedding in my storage for just this sort of unfortunate event.
Location: Victoria British Columbia-Canada
posted 1 month ago
I was working on covering a big cut with Tyvek and doing other details to get the house ready to move today. At about 3:30 I got really tired of going up and down that ladder. The guy working with me agreed that he was dead tired as well. So he hopped in his vehicle to join half the city in rush hour traffic. I walked up the ladder that goes up through the old chimney hole, and was in my bed within 2 minutes of setting my tools down. I slept for 3 hours and now I feel like a new man. Probably the biggest perk to living right at work, is that the commute is so short.