MOVING DAY

     My first shop was a small 16 x 24 building I built something like 35 years ago. I quickly out grew it and though it was used by my father for a few years, it has been sitting unused for awhile now. As my retirement approached I decided that it was still usable and would make a good start on a new shop. Thing was, I didn't like where it was and decided to move it. What follows is a photo montage of that move which mainly consisted of a pair of skids that I built, my neighbor Zeke and his farm tractor, and six good friends who kept coming back for the 3 long days it took to move the thing. I thought we could do it in one, which is to say that things didn't go as smoothly as I had imagined. I've included a short video here. We actually have a number of short videos that mostly consist of the building moving about five feet or so followed by a bunch of guys hollering, HOLD UP!

  THE ORIGINAL SHOP  

 

THE ORIGINAL SHOP

 

DOWN THIS HILL  

DOWN THIS HILL

 

TO THIS FOUNDATION

TO THIS FOUNDATION

ON THESE SKIDS

ON THESE SKIDS

WITH THIS CREW

 

PULLED BY THIS TRACTOR  

PULLED BY THIS TRACTOR

 

CRIBBED UP   IT WAS MORE LEVEL THAN IT APPEARS HERE

CRIBBED UP   IT WAS MORE LEVEL THAN IT APPEARS HERE

READY TO PULL ON TO NEW FOUNDATION WITH WINCH ON TRUCK

READY TO PULL ON TO NEW FOUNDATION WITH WINCH ON TRUCK

THE CREW OF CRIMINALS AND MISCREANTS THAT I CAN'T THANK ENOUGH

THE CREW OF CRIMINALS AND MISCREANTS THAT I CAN'T THANK ENOUGH