Monday, March 17, 2008

I'm too old for this!

Cliff talked for about an hour this morning to the man who will move our home.  I'm not ready for all this stuff.  I hate the unknown.

The home we're buying (hopefully) measures 16' by 76'.  That's pretty darned big to be hauling around. There's a very tight turn when you pull off the highway and onto the road leading to our house.  The guy is going to come out and see if he thinks he can make the turn.  If he can't, we'll just be out of luck.   I hope he doesn't wait too long!



That's the turn that will have to be made.  By the way, it's rained here all day, and is still coming down.  We were without electricity for over two hours this morning.

Speaking of rain, that's another thing:  The moving man is backed up with homes to move because of the rain we've been getting.  You can't move mobile homes to the country unless the ground is dry and solid because they weigh tons, obviously.  They get stuck.  So even if everything works out all right, it could be awhile before the home arrives. 

I can live with that, though, if I find out we can actually get it in here.  After all, we have a house to live in.  Oh, it might complicate things somewhat, because we'd be paying rent on the place where it's sitting now.  Which can be anywhere from $300 to $500 a month... WOW! 

Our sources who told us what the moving costs would be were correct.  It'll be $4,800 for that.  And the moving man said the concrete pad needs to be six inches thick.  If we pay to have the work done, that's $2,600, he says.  If Cliff and a friend do the work, it's $1,500.

Ah, the man from Aquila, our electric company, just called.  He'll be out tomorrow to tell us how much it'll cost to get the electricity put back there.

Anybody got any nerve pills?

10 comments:

marainey1 said...

I would be feeling the same as you... that is alot of ifs.  Its supposed to start raining in Ohio tonight and the next 2 days.  We still have lots of snow on the ground.  Try to take it one day at a time.  'On Ya' - ma

madcobug said...

I hope everything goes well for you two. Knowing Cliff I would think he and his friend will make the cement pad but that is a long pad and a lot of work getting it level. I hope the rent on that lot is the lower price. You won't be using any of their utilities. Helen

gen0507 said...

Hang in there!  It will be so worth it!

Hollie

breakaway1968 said...

OH boy!  I have to say...I don't envy you right now!  I hope it all works out to your favor and that everything turns out great!  

magran42 said...

Breathe deep....take one thing at a time.....it'll be over before you know it!

fowfies said...

I know how you feel, almost overwhelmed already. Just take one thing at a time. Glad to hear that Cliff is handling things so well and it does sound like things will be moving along nicely. :)

ora4uk said...

For twenty years in the Army....and a couple of years before that in the pastorage with Methodist church (they are famous for moving their pastors around!!!)....moving was a way of life for us...course in the Army the moving was done for us...NOT!!!....oh they packed the stuff up...and put it on the van..but there is more to moving than packing stuff in boxes...and the same with buying a new house...be it on wheels or stationary LOL...sure does try a persons patience a time or two LOL....take a deep breath before or after you are told something has to be done before anything happens...LOL...doesn't help much...but it does give you something to do!!!???!!!  God Bless Mosie....it will be just great when it is all over....hugs...Ora

suzypwr said...

You will be fine - be glad you have Cliff to help! It just takes some time and some planning, and then you will have a bigger closet and a dishwasher!

xoxo

csandhollow said...

The prices all sound about right. Our rural water is $500 to install.

csandhollow said...

Ours is 16x80. Most people tyink it is a house