[I had really thought I'd be able to fit everything pertaining to this aspect of my trip to the US into one post... but then I took a look at all the photos I had, and realized that it would take at least three, if not four posts to do it justice.]
For just about as long as I can remember, my mom has wanted to get an old house and have it moved out to her land. A couple of years ago, she had the opportunity to move a house, but had to turn it down, as its size - and distance from her land - were cost-prohibitive.
This past June, she got another chance. The owner of a smaller (although still fairly large - roughly 2400sqft) house, a 1905 bungalow, located only five miles from her land wanted the house removed from his property. (He had just purchased the property, and apparently wants to build some sort of commercial enterprise in that location.) My mom got the house for free - she just had to pay the moving expenses.
With arrangements for this beginning in June, I'd thought that by the time I arrived in the Southeastern USA (during the third week of August) there would be a house sitting out on my mom's land. Instead - given the rather slow and incomprehensible way in which contractors work - the whole house moving madness didn't go down until I was home.
This is what the house looked like originally,
before all the madness got started.
One of the front four fireplaces
Fireplace in the master bedroom
Where once there were four fireplaces...
(Taken from the front door, looking into the living room)
Taken from the dining room, looking towards the living room
The bathroom is terrifying.
The kitchen, however, is HUGE.
The master bedroom, sans fireplace.
(The mantles, however, have been saved.)
featuring the cast of Deliverance.