Friday, August 07, 2009

rattling home the long way down the Trans Canada

I still find it hard to believe that one day next week, this:

will be loaded onto a truck and driven 125 kms to here:


I sure hope they know what they're doing. Fortunately the Spousal Unit will be on point to oversee the operation. And presumably to help catch the cottage if it starts to slide off the truck at 85 km/hr.

When I was taking out insurance for the new cottage today, the agent asked me if $85,000 would be sufficient to replace the contents of the cottage. I could be wrong, but I have the feeling that amount will buy a pretty sweet replacement for that air mattress and folding lawn chair.

You will be coming to the house warming party, I assume?

In the meanwhile, I've got some goodies to give away. I've compiled my annual Calgary Folk Festival sampler cd, featuring some of the artists who entertained me at this year's gathering of zombies and hippies. If you'd like your own copy, complete with a customized zombie-designed liner booklet, all you have to do is ask.

Make sure you fill up your weekend with music and laughter. None of this house-moving nonsense for a couple of days, okay?

15 comments:

Allison said...

Wow. That looks fabulous...if you're looking for house guests in the future I'd be glad with a spot on that porch! I foresee lots of summer nights looking out at the lake in your future! :)

Wandering Coyote said...

I will try not to move my house this weekend!

justrun said...

Would I like to visit? Um, DUH. :)

kelly said...

your new cottage looks great I'm sure you'll enjoy it for many years

mister anchovy said...

I always wondered who was responsible for those fully build houses rumbling down the highway with all the danger wide load signs...now I know.

Enjoy your cottage! (are there trout in the lake?)

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Your spot on the porch has been marked with an X, Al, in indelible ink. The porch should be great for spitting watermelon seeds from too.

You are a wise woman, Wandering Coyote. Best to leave that house as is. At least till Monday.

And we don't have to use our indoor voices there either, Justrun.

It's going to be quite an adventure, Kelly! I just hope we know what we are getting ourselves into.

It's our fault, Mr Anchovy!
Yes, there are rainbow and brown trout, and evidently there have been 20 or so master anglerships accomplished in that lake.

Sean Wraight said...

There is something inspiring about seeing a home bulleting down the highway. I mean it represents at once a certain bravery, great determination and a smidge of crazy. You Zombie's are all of that and a bag of chips.

Keep it on the wheels though, I'll always keep a little room in my backyard just in case.

The place looks great!

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umbrellalady said...

I was trying to think of some witty remark to make about the upcoming move but couldn't come with anything near good enough. So instead...it is so wonderful to see dreams come to fruition, especially when they involve such a huge leap of faith...in the builders, the movers, the weather, for great sunrises and sunsets over the lake ...and last but not least - that the lake continues to be successfully stocked. (Good thing you have an in there...lol) Enjoy - you have worked hard for this moment. Soak it up and hook the little buggers.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Sean, I am beginning to believe that the crazy part is more than just a smidge. But I will keep you informed on whether the whole idea was good crazy or just bat-shit crazy.
I will certainly ask them to leave the wheels intact (and I don't know why I didn't think of it myself, frankly). A transformer motor home is just what we are going to need, particularly seeing as we are practically going to be neighbours.

Those little buggers can consider themselves hooked, Kathy.
And for the not really fishers amongst us, there are always those dreams of building our own little Jonestown.

URBAN BLONDE said...

Cool! How exciting that it's almost done!

I'm loving all the windows, the spousal unit will be able to spot the fish jumping from every vantage point!

See you this week! (Here, not the cottage btw LOL)

How appropriate the word verification: "campe" I believe that's manitobian for cottage.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Yes, I believe "campe" to actually be Franco-Manitoban for "cottage", Urban Blonde, proving that yet again, Blogger is omnipotent.
So looking forward to seeing you this week, we have loads of catching up to do.

Dr. Monkey Von Monkerstein said...

I'd love a Zombie made CD!

Barbara Bruederlin said...

You have got it, Dr M. One specialty zombie disc for my favourite monkey man coming right up!

Johnny Yen said...

Wow, what a mix of emotions-- seeing your child off into the world, but also seeing the fruits of your life's labors, both with your kid and work, paying off. The thought of quiet weekends at the cabin with your spouse must be comforting!

Barbara Bruederlin said...

It is going to be a new reality, that's for sure, Johnny Yen. They won't really be weekend cottage visits though, as it's a 12 hour drive. I know, what were we thinking?