Monday, May 7, 2012

Looking A Little Barren And The Man Cave Is Here


What a pleasant surprise as we pulled into the far entrance. The cedars weren't only gone you could see very little evidence of where they had been. James rented a stump grinder and eliminated all four stumps. Pulling into our parking space was very simple. Pulled in all the way to the top of the circle drive and backed into our spot. When the trees were there we had to do some jockeying in order to align the motorhome up with our full hookups and patio.


The man cave building was also in place. What a steal James got on this building. It's in excellent condition on the outside as well as the inside. It has three rooms and a half bath. I can already visualize that 60" TV and those big recliners and sofa. It already has two window A/C's. He will need to run electric and sewer to the building. There are some skirts to install around the base of the building. He also plans installing a front porch with cover on this side.


I ask James if they had any problems loading the 16' x 30' building. He said absolutely not as they have a house moving mule that made loading the building on to the trailer without a hitch. Of course being a city boy I had no idea what this was or how it worked. This photo kinda shows how simple it is to raise and move the house/storage building to jockey it for loading on to a trailer. Overall he said the moving project took about four hours which included a 18 mile trip from where the building was to its new home here in Lone Star.


We can tell a difference without the shade of the over hanging branches. The A/C's seem to run longer and don't cycle quite as often as they use to. This is alright as we don't have to worry about branches breaking and coming through the roof. Our weather is suppose to be a little rough tonight. We are receiving several severe weather warnings on the IPhone as I write this blog.

Our next project will be placing a shed/roof over the motorhome. Right now we have nothing firm but are in the early talking stages . Sandy does not want to enclose the motorhome like in a barn. She enjoys being able to look out to see her flower beds and bird feeders. She said being enclosed would give her claustrophobia.

I called a car port salesperson to see if they could send someone out to look at our situation and give a quote. They don't do this which really surprised me. James said he thought he could build us one and would be a lot cheaper. We are looking at a 24ft wide x 60ft length. This would also allow us to park the Jeep under the shed.

We just may take him up on it. He has quite a bit of 4" OD steel pipe in 20 ft. lengths and would use these as our vertical support post. We can go to a local metal company like Mueller Metal Roofing to purchase the 36in x 12ft metal sheets for the roof. They come in a variety of colors.


Tomorrow we make a trip into Longview to pickup 4 house batteries for the motorhome. We have finally decided on US Batteries in lieu of Interstate. The present batteries are all but dead. We can no longer run the inverter and now rely on the Genset for powering our outside refrigerator and ice maker as we travel.

Until next time. . . .MtnAire Travlers.

1 comment:

  1. Nifty house moving processes. One time a neighbor GAVE me his garage, and I paid a company $800 to move it from his yard over to mine onto the slab where I tore mine off. A couple hours later, I had a new to me garage!
    Karen and Steve
    (Our Blog) RVing: Small House... BIG Backyard