It’s hard to believe it has already been 8 months since we bought the house in Hooterville. Since purchasing the property, we have been working diligently on a long, long, very loooong list of projects and goals. It was an exciting day, indeed, when earlier this week, one more BIG thing was checked off of our “To Do” list…
Daughter’s new modular home was delivered to the Hooterville property!
The home site…
Our neighbor graciously consented to allow the modular home to be brought through his orange grove because that was easiest way to get it to the site we had chosen.
Our county requires that these modular homes be off the roadways by the start of morning rush hour, 7:00 a.m., so bright and early, not long after the sun had come up, the driver was already waiting for the fence to come down so he could start moving the modular home down the dirt road through the middle of the orange grove.
See the truck in the center of the photo? The modular home is the white thing behind the cab of the truck and to the right of center.
Hubby and I were following behind as the first half of the modular home was being trucked through the orange grove toward our property.
After they moved the back half of the house, they started pulling the front half of the house through the orange grove.
coming through the opening in the fence, half on our property now and half still in the orange grove.
Here the 2 halves are temporarily parked and waiting for the site to be prepared.
Below the tractor is prepping the site by spreading 3 big truckloads of dirt that had been delivered the day before.
The back half of the modular home is in position and the front half is being moved into place.
They placed the front of the house a little too close to the trees for my liking but there was an old, existing concrete slab we were trying to cover up with the house so we wouldn’t have to dig it up and that dictated the house placement, to a large degree.
The modular home crew spent about 10 hours putting the halves together, anchoring the house down and putting the siding on the ends of the house. We opted to finish applying the siding down to ground level ourselves because we can buy the same siding and install it a lot less expensively than the modular home company was going to charge to do it.
We Hubby will also be building the front and back porches ourselves with the help of some friends.
Soon, the “inside crew” from the modular home company will be coming to put the finishing touches on the inside…joining the seams of the 2 halves, laying carpet, tile, caulking etc.
I thought it was kind of funny the house arrived with all the kitchen appliances already in place and all the cabinet doors and drawers tied shut.
Water pipes still have to be laid, the power company has to connect the electricity, heating/air conditioning work has to be completed, and we have to have a septic tank installed so it could possibly be a couple more months before all that is done and Daughter can actually move in.
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