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Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Prepping, and moving woes

We've been going through everything and deciding what we will take and what we will not be. The only furniture we are planning to take will either fold up flat or be used to pack things inside, we can always replace it. We have been getting offers from a few people to help up design our home and temporary home a gentleman who lives in MO a few miles from our new property is going to get us some quotes on lumber from the places he normally buys from.

We are having issues still with getting our moving vehicle as the van/bus we are going to buy isn't running right now and the owner has promised to get it running by today... still waiting to hear from him. we have found out the manufacturer of our station wagon does not "recommend" putting a trailer hitch on it... which we are taking as "it's a very bad idea". So it seems we are waiting with baited breath on this van/bus. If the owner gets it running I will get a picture of it thankfully the last owner was using it as a work vehicle so it is not "school bus yellow", it also no longer has it's flashing lights and only has 2 of the bus seats inside. So if we get it after the move it will be a great vehicle for hauling things in it.

Tomorrow I will call the branches for the job I currently work that are near our property in MO to see if I can work out a job transfer, the extra money will help us a great deal at first, then when we are set I can stop working and focus on the veggies and our future live stock. I am hoping to have a small laying flock next year if all goes well.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

The trouble with Transportation....

Well it's been a fun few days.... We went to go check on the full size bus and the person we thought it belonged to it doesn't. It belongs to the person next door, we got a closer look at it and it is loaded with junk... I'm not sure we want to try it might take them 3 months to unload it.

Then we went and looked at the mini-bus we have seen around, yep the man wants to sell it, it runs, and he'll take exactly what we want to pay for it. Told him we'd be up this morning to pick it up and pay for it. This morning he called us saying that he can't find the title... Now Silver asked yesterday if he had the title, and he said yes. So we are waiting for the man to call us to say he has the title, problem is though Silver already insured it. I'm not holding my breath that the man will call back on it.

So now we are thinking about putting a hitch on our station wagon and throwing a trailer on it, and load that with everything we are taking. We got a quote on the hitch it's $200, and we can find a trailer for $100; we have to order the hitch Silver is thinking on it.

I mailed off this month's payment, so it's the first payment after contract on the land yeah! hopefully a month from today we will be on our way.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Fun finds!

I found a few things over the weekend for our homestead that won't take hardly any room when we move. This lamp was a steal:

Silver was visiting his son over the weekend and found it at the "mall" in the town dump down there. The town his son lives in has a town dump that has a "free" shop for anything that is still in working order... they call it the "town mall". :) Hey I'm happy it's beautiful and with possibly a little rewire it will become a normal wall lamp.

This next one is a very pretty clay butter dish I bought for under a dollar at a thrift shop has a small carack on the outside top. does anyone know if you can seal that with anything so it won't get worse?

Then last but not least this metal corner shelf:

The shelf folds down flat so we can shove it next to something when we move. As for transport we went to see a man about a bus this morning... and they weren't home. *sighs* oh well... we left a note for them hopefully they will call us. Silver isn't to sure about the bus though, it is an old 27 passenger bus that the owner has stuffed with junk.

So just in case... we are going to check on a mini school bus that a car mechanic has in his yard, we might be using that one, it just means we need a trailer somewhere along the way to hitch to our car or the bus.

Found a fun find in Loews too, I bought a packet of "moon and stars" watermelon that one of the "big" seed sellers now seems to carry... if they do well great, if not oh well; sometimes seeds are a gamble.