Sunday, December 16, 2007

Fun Monday - My House and the Roads It Is On

This week, Kitten is our hostess. She would like to know the history of our house and the street we live on. My house doesn't have a whole lot of history. The best thing, the very best thing, about my house is that it's paid for. Whoo hoo!

We actually live in a part of this great country that is still implementing the 9-1-1 emergency response system. We lived for 17 years, almost to the day, in a field behind the company we worked for. There was no street address. My voter registration card actually read “US Hwy ** between FM **** and Progressive Rd”. It didn’t fit real well on the little line.



This last May we moved our house. No, we didn’t move into a new house. We moved our house. We now live on a real named Road with a real house number. I can actually have UPS and FedEx shipped to my house. I am so excited.



Here are some pictures of the move itself.



Our old address



Enroute




Our new address

27 comments:

Pamela said...

It was like being a TURTLE!!!! (:

I've always wondered what it would be like to pick up your house and move.

Congratulations on your ADDRESS!!

Jo Beaufoix said...

Yay. An address is always good. How cool that you can just up and move your house. Does that mean you can move it again if you feel like a change?

Gattina said...

Fortunately I have seen once a house moving when I was visiting my aunt in the States, otherwise I would have fallen off my chair ! I have never seen this here in Belgium ! or elsewhere in Europe. Congratulations to your house n°, lol !

laurie said...

love pamela's comment.

wow. i think it's kinda like backpacking to the extreme.

kitten said...

We moved our house also. I'm glad you have an address now.

lisa's chaos said...

Hey, you're like a hermit crab - just carry your house with you. How neat! So when are you moving it down here? ;)

Crown Princess said...

Sure as hell makes unpacking easier...lol.

kimmy said...

Congrats on the move! I love having FedEx and UPS deliver packages...it's like Christmas everyday!

Kimmy
http://talesofablenderkimmy.blogspot.com/

Peter said...

That looks like a very long house to move in one piece, they often cut then in half to move them here, mainly so they're not to wide though.

Karina said...

I said this in another FM post today, but I am always fascinated by "moving a house" stories. The pictures just made it even more fun!

nikki said...

What about pizza delivery?

nikki

Karmyn R said...

did you have to worry about power lines?

I can't imagine not having an address - wow. Glad you have one now!

(oh - and I don't get pizza delivery where I live, but FedEx and UPS are more than welcome!)

Tiggerlane said...

Wow...that is amazing! I am always intrigued when they move these suckers. So many of them have to be split in half to be moved down our tiny Arkansas highways. Congrats on an address!

janet said...

i would have looooved the idea of just moving the house when we moved three years ago! would have saved on a lot of packing/unpacking aggravation (and possibly would have eliminated the boxes that still fill our garage!)

congrats on having an address!

Kaycie said...

I grew up in a small, rural county where it was very common to see someone towing their houses to their new place. I always thought it was kind of cool . . . but since I live in tornado alley, it also was kinda scary.

Great pictures. I'd never be organized enough on a moving day to have the camera out.

coloursofdawn said...

It is great when you can finally get UPS and deliveries. I can see how it would be exciting to get a real address and especially to feel settled.

Sauntering Soul said...

I can't imagine not having an address. Although if UPS and Fed Ex can't deliver to you, does that mean credit card companies can't find it either? In that case, it might be kind of nice.

ellen b. said...

What a great story. I'm so glad you finally have an address! Enjoy...

ChrisB said...

That is amazing~ how lovely to have pictures of actually moving your home, lock stock and barrel! We rarely see anything like this in the UK.

Suze said...

Too cool. Great post.

Junebug said...

We also have had a problem for years with our road name. It didn't have one but several. The utility company called it E. Stallard Rd. and it was also a Route with a box # and it is now a County Road with numbers on both sides of that. 911 changed things.

AnGlOpHiLe FoOtBaLl FaNaTiC said...

I don't know how I would make it if I didn't have Stan able to deliver from his big brown truck. Oh my!

Debs said...

Wonderful post. :D

Christine said...

I totally agree I'd rather move a house than pack one up!! :)

Congrats on having an actual address!!

Christine@ AreWeThereYetMom

Willowtree said...

LOL! When she said I want to know about your house and the road it is on, I'm not sure this is exactly what she meant. But you certainly followed the instructions to the letter!

Aoj & The Lurchers said...

Wow!! I'm always fascinated by people actually moving their houses...it seems both a far out and sensible idea at the same time!!

Robinella said...

Hence the name mobile! ;-)
Did you get to leave all your stuff in place? That would make my day.

 
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