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Monday, November 21, 2011

It's there!

White Hall, MD

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!


Sam&Donna Weibel said...

The smiles on Abby & Charlottes faces couldn't be wiped off I'll bet. This is a gift that they both will remember That Grandpa & Grandma made for them and it should with a little paint last a lifetime or more.Be safe out there. Sam & Donna...

FULL-TIMERS...OCT. 17, 2009 said...

Oh what adorable girls. They look so happy! You all did an amazing job! Glad you got there safely and all is well.

Laurie and George said...

The satisfied smiles was all the thanks you need! Perfect :)

Donna W. said...

Great job Len. The girsl are so h appy and will be the envy of all the kids...just make sure you tell them no yucky boys in there.
But they keep that for their kids to play with.

Chuck and Anneke's RV travels said...

A great gift even if you might have looked like the Beverly hillbillies going down the road ;)

Rick and Paulette said...

The smiles on your granddaughters' faces says it all. They will love their new playhouse and their grandparents for making it for them. What a fantastic gift.

Sure glad you got it there safely!

Kenny And Angela's Adventure said...

I think those smiles are worth all the work put into it. Good Job!!

Donna K said...

That is just amazing. And the smiles on the faces of those girls will last you a lifetime. What a great ending to a great project. They will never forget this.

Elaine said...

What a darling little play house for those darling little girls...this will be a lifetime memory for you all!!! Amazing job on the playhouse...I can just see the look on people's faces when you stated you downsized again..haha

Nan said...

what a sweet loving thing you have done! Kudos

Jessica and Harry said...

Wow, what an awesome playhouse!! What a great feeling it must have been to watch them take their first looks! :)

Happytrails said...

The smiles on their faces say it all. Those smiles are priceless!!
What a wonderful gift and one they will treasure for many many years.

Peggy n David said...

Those before me said it all - God bless you both!

JoJo said...

Oh the fun those girls are going to have.
So happy to hear all went well with the delivery.
I think the girls need a stove and fridge now. Maybe Santa will bring it.