Moving house

Wed, Nov. 2nd, 2011 01:26 pm
alwaysjbj: (flower)
[personal profile] alwaysjbj
Not me... but someone was.

I had a hell of a time getting home today after dropping my son at work, what is normally a 15-20 minute drive took closer to an hour because someone was moving house, complete with police escort...

LOL Not a sight you see every day. I'm glad I wasn't in a hurry.

Date: 2/11/11 04:29 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Oh wow!!!!


Date: 2/11/11 04:55 am (UTC)
ext_7165: (Dragon_chillin')
From: [identity profile]
I've seen them heading down the highway before, but I've never been stuck behind one on a narrow road for half and hour before. LOL I couldn't resist taking the photo when we all stopped for the escort to move some low branches out of the way.

Date: 2/11/11 05:01 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Gives a new meaning to the concept of "roadhouse".


Date: 2/11/11 05:15 am (UTC)

Date: 2/11/11 04:58 am (UTC)
ext_7237: (Default)
From: [identity profile]
Nice! I haven't seen anything like this since I lived in Mexico. :) Gotta say it again, I love where you live.

Date: 2/11/11 05:14 am (UTC)
ext_7165: (Glasshouse1)
From: [identity profile]
Thanks! I love where I live too! lol

There is a business just along the highway from me that sells used houses (they are actually shown on Billy Connelly's World Tour of Australia - Brisbane episode), so I imagine that is where this one came from.

Date: 2/11/11 06:10 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
The horse looks moderately interested too.

Date: 2/11/11 08:01 am (UTC)
ext_7165: (Sadik)
From: [identity profile]
LOL I'm sure the horses were wondering what the crazy humans were up to now.

Date: 2/11/11 07:19 am (UTC)
ext_11988: made by lmbossy (Default)
From: [identity profile]

Good grief!!

Date: 2/11/11 08:03 am (UTC)
ext_7165: (Jacaranda)
From: [identity profile]
LOL Not something you see on a quiet English country lane?

Date: 2/11/11 08:15 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Hee! Though the house in question doesn't look well balanced on the back of that flatbed.

And you'd think not moving it at rush-hour would kind of be a no-brainer...

Date: 2/11/11 08:35 pm (UTC)
ext_7165: (Spike_insane double)
From: [identity profile]
It was about 11am, so not rush hour, and was heading up a reasonably quiet road... it's just the only road out to where I live. LOL

The house was nicely balanced... it has a support car following it with a wide load sign that has pulled over to get out and move something (probably a branch) out of the way, and it does look in the photo like it is part of the truck thus giving an unbalanced look. There's also a police car right behind that (hidden by the four wheel drive behind it), so everything was being done nice and safely. Just slowly. LOL Which when you're taking an old house out for a drive is, I guess, the best way to go.

Date: 2/11/11 08:45 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Imagine if you were coming in the opposite direction and met that!

Date: 2/11/11 08:38 pm (UTC)
ext_7165: (python)
From: [identity profile]
I'm pretty sure the police had blocked the traffic coming from the other direction off, so I guess I can't complain, at least I got to slowly amble along behind the house rather than having to await its arrival at the other end.

Date: 2/11/11 11:37 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Hee! Nope, it's not every day you see a house holding up trafffic. :)

Date: 2/11/11 08:42 pm (UTC)
ext_7165: (Spike_punk always)
From: [identity profile]
lol Nope.

BTW... having laptop issues, I am currently on the PC which means I can't get my mail or messenger programs atm (because I don't remember my passwords and they are all nice and safe on the not-working-laptop). *head desk*

Date: 2/11/11 09:20 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Argh! I sent you a hotmail message from work today. Oh well. You'll see it eventually.

Date: 3/11/11 09:01 am (UTC)
ext_7165: (Default)
From: [identity profile]
Resend it on YM, I just installed it on my netbook and I actually know the password for it.

Date: 2/11/11 01:32 pm (UTC)
jerusha: (cam amused)
From: [personal profile] jerusha
Hee! We'll sometimes see houses on the interstate, but I've never had one on such a narrow road.

Date: 2/11/11 08:46 pm (UTC)
ext_7165: (Buffy_close)
From: [identity profile]
Yeah, I see them heading off up the M1 sometimes in the wee early hours as the depot is on the service road just behind it, but I never expected to get stuck behind one on a normal road. lol The road actually gets narrower and steeper further up, so I hope they didn't have too much farther to go past my place.

Date: 4/11/11 12:56 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Nice! Or maybe not, huh? ;) But what a beautiful day--we're starting our seven months of dreary, here, so I'm highly jealous ;)

Date: 7/11/11 09:03 pm (UTC)
ext_7165: (Brisbane-River City)
From: [identity profile]
The days are all a bit too nice lately... we REALLY need some rain... not flooding the place quantities, but some would be lovely.

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