We had hoped to have another couple go with us to Maryland yesterday to assist in the delivery and unloading of the playhouse as we knew it would be quite a task taking it from the trailer. But being a Sunday and right before Thanksgiving, everyone we asked had prior commitments. So we hooked up the trailer and pulled it along with us when we attended church. When questioned what is was, we just replied that we downsized again.
The ride down I95 was interesting. We had lots of looks and even saw one lady taking pictures as the car passed us. When going through the nearest town to our destination, a truck full of 20 something guys rolled down windows and gave us thumbs up. I rather think we looked like Gypsy's pulling our home behind us.
When we got to the house both girls were up taking their naps. Amy and Scott were raking leaves.
The girls have a play area that is fenced it. Part of the fence had to be temporarily removed, which Amy and Scott did before we arrived. Len, being a pro at backing up, easily maneuvered between the remaining fences.
Luckily Amy noticed that a tree limb had gotten wedged between the house and porch post. Had we moved the house more while still on the trailer, it could have caused disaster.
Scott sawed off the limb.
It took almost an hour to get the house off the trailer. Len, Amy and Scott pushed and wedged. I steered the jack. Then when the house was near to end of the trailer, I would back the truck away while they wedged boards under the house the pried and pushed.
Eventually, off it came. We have one small dent in Len's new truck bumper when I stopped the truck (as directed) but the trailer continued downhill. There are very few level areas in the 4 acres of hilly property.
Abby had woken up as we were doing all this maneuvering. Charlotte slept through the whole thing. Her first look:
Butterflies, dragonflies and flowers decorate the interior.
Ah yes, look at the smile on Abby.
The girls have already chosen their side of the table.
We have another 6 weeks before we hit the road again. Len is never happier than when he is working or traveling. No traveling for these 6 weeks, so we need to find something else to keep him busy!