Monday, March 13, 2017

The Move Begins!



There’s been a lot going on around here at the rental home, and at our country home. 

We’ve been totally breaking down the raised garden beds at the rental home.  The wood was separated into two piles...the good pile (which we gave to a neighbor, and the bad pile (wood no longer of use, needing to go to the dump).  To save time, and our backs, we rented a Bobcat to breakdown and spread the soil, compost, and peat throughout the side yard.  Tank, our son, offered to run the Bobcat to make things a little easier on us old folks (he loves being a smart a$$).  Granted, we rented the Bobcat for the entire weekend; our boy had the job done in less than 45 minutes.   This gave us the opportunity to return the Bobcat early, and not beat our bodies up from the constant jerking and bobbing back and forth.



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The moving process has begun!!!  We rented a large enclosed trailer for two weekends to move all of my garden stuff, the garage with all the tools, and equipment.  Then we started working on moving our household items (the small stuff).   The last Saturday of this month a local moving company will come in and move all the furniture, and the real heavy items. 

     

Tomorrow, I’ll be back out at our country home to receive some new appliances, and have a satellite installed for TV/internet access.  On Wednesday we’re having a tornado shelter installed on our property.  My plans are to use the shelter as a root cellar for harvested vegetables (onions, potatoes) when we’re not using it for tornadoes.   I still need to complete research to make sure the tornado shelter will be cool enough here in Oklahoma for certain vegetables and fruit.

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Because there were so many foot prints of wildlife around our new home, Bulldog Man and I setup a few game cams, and we wish to share with you some of the pictures.

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Now I know a few of you will get a kick out of this next picture.  It’s the new roller skate designed specifically for trucks……check it out……
I know I’m being a smart ____  _____ _____!!!!



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I’ll be in and out of Blogger while we finish moving into our new place, and get setup. Thank you for being patient while this happens.

Here are some of our neighbors!


14 comments:

  1. YAY!!!!!!!

    I can't wait to see the storm shelter. Please share pics. In ground? Above ground? We have a problem here with water table but people do have cellars out near our farm they just have to have them anchored REALLY well. It's on our "medium time" list. We definitely can't have concrete, too moist so I looked online at some steel shelters and fiberglass.

    I had no idea you could rent a bobcat for the weekend. I need to search that out. Of course, I'm not sure if just anyone can drive one but I'll check that out.

    Yay for you, so excited. be careful, be slow, don't overdo and we'll be here when you get all settled.

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    1. 1st Man,
      In the next couple of days I will post video of how the shelter is placed into the ground, and what it looks like. It is going to be a below ground shelter. Home Depot has above ground shelters, you may want to check there when you plan on shopping for one.

      Yes, you can rent a Bobcat for the weekend, or weekdays. You must have a truck or access to one to pull the trailer and a hitch to move the Bobcat to your place. We rented from United Rentals, they're all over the place. I'm not sure you may want to inquire about having the Bobcat delivered to you if you don't have access to a truck. It's always fun learning how to drive a new piece of equipment :-)

      We're taking it slow, and steady on the move. No one needs to be injured. Professional movers will handle the furniture, were taking the smaller stuff.

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  2. I'll bet you and Bull Dog Man are very happy to get out there and out of town. Looking forward to your posts about the new country life.

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    1. Mike,

      OMG......you took the words right out of my mouth. We love it out in the country, it's so relaxing. Once we hit the old highway going out to the property we start relaxing you drive past farms with horses and cows. There will be plenty of things to post about once we get totally moved out there.

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  3. This is an exciting time, and we're all looking forward to updates. Congrats again!

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    1. Rev. Paul,

      Thank you so much!!! It's a very exciting time, we can't wait to be totally out there.

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    1. Buttons,

      Thank you! Were so happy and excited as well.
      Hugs,
      Sandy

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  5. ack Sweet Sandy - i am sooo super excited for you guys! this is going to be such a wonderful time - stressful - but wonderful too! i can't wait to see pics - you know me - i looove the pics! and you are going to have a lot of exciting blog posts that i am looking forward to!

    sending love as always! your friend,
    kymber

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    1. oh ya - i'm interested in more details on the storm shelter, too...

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    2. Sweet Kymber,

      There's always so much to do when moving. We will just have to take it one day at a time, and not stress out. I've taken video's for y'all to see on the storm shelter, and how it was put in the ground and setup. I should have the video's edited in the next day or so, and then I'll put them up on the blog.

      Sending hugs and love to you both,
      Sandy

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  6. What a busy, exciting time for you! Is that a wild boar in the second trail cam shot? If so . . . eeeek! Like everyone else, we'll be eager to see all your posts coming up.

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    1. Mama Pea,

      Yes Ma'am...very busy!!! No it's not a wild boar, it's a raccoon. They're very large here in Oklahoma (plenty of food to eat). They're wild boar south of us about 10 miles. We don't want wild boar on our property, they can really destroy a persons property.

      I'll be back posting soon!
      Hugs,
      Sandy

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  7. Oh, Sandy! This is so exciting! I am really interested in your tornado/root cellar/shelter. I would love to have one, but my area is all rock. Can't wait to read all about your new homestead!

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