Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Adventures in Mobile Homing: Part 3

Some of these were shot a week or so ago, its been put together for about that long.  But, I wanted to have a little more progress to write about than just a boring pic of the outside of the house.  Here it is before the skirting was put on.

And a few days later, after the skirting is done.

We're still missing the porch light and the stairs.  Where are my stairs?  The lady at the dealership called and they are supposed to have been delivered already.  Climbing in that door can be a 2 person job.  Sometimes it requires a helper to give you a boost or pull up, depending on where they are standing.  There will be a large covered porch on the front, hopefully withing the next few months, definitely before next fall.  The porch will have nice matching connected steps.  I wonder if trailer steps area  hot commodity on the resale market?

Today I wrote out another one of the more substantial checks required in this set up process.  There's no such thing as city water out here in the boonies so we had to have a well drilled.  It takes a big drill to make a hole 110 feet deep.

This is Dwayne, professional well driller.

Here is Dwayne again, with his sidekick, Wolfman.   Dwayne called him that, I didn't tag him with that monaker.

I wish I had shot an after photo today, I'll have to get one before we buy the pump and other well accessories.  $2000.00 and 2 days of work later, the result is a big pipe sticking a few feet out of the ground with an upside down bucket and a pile of rocks on top.  Thank goodness the pipe sticks up quite a bit.  I was in elementary during the whole Baby Jessica debacle and I was really concerned about my Dad's Jack Russell terrier getting into a predicament.  Don't worry, we'll be making a trip to Lowe's over the weekend and a more substantial cover than a bucket and some rocks will soon be installed.


  1. On the plus side, you have had good weather as it looks so dry there - we've had nothing but rain rain rain. It looks like you are making good progress.

  2. I am so happy for you that you're getting your house in place! Such a gorgeous piece of land!

  3. What a process! Excited for you!

  4. Love your background. TREES! Enjoy your home!

  5. Oh those trees are going to be glorious in the summer. And what a difference that skirt makes! It's exciting to see your progress!