<!– s9ymdb:3 –><img width=’110′ height=’83’ src=”https://www.jaworskihouse.com/blog/serendipity/uploads/Construction/temporary_housing/trlr_in_place.serendipityThumb.JPG” alt=”” /><br />n<br />nYou might be familiar with our “park-like setting” in front of the house. Awful nice place to hang out in the summer heat, under towering redwood trees, built-in redwood benches to relax on, and behind a fence offering privacy from neighbors’ front yards and passers-by.<br />n<br />nWell, those benches are gone, the fence is mostly gone, and the temporary housing has been moved into place.<br />n<br />nThe plan for removing the benches was to unbolt the bench tops from the 4×6 posts that support them. It was long known those posts weren’t long for the world. What ended up happening was that once the bench sections were uncoupled from each other, the benches toppled right over with a swift kick. Those fat posts were well rotted from direct soil contact; no cement to be found.<br />n<br />nThere was also evidence of a fair amount of termite activity as well as some dry rot scattered through out the benches and substructure. Sadly, the decision was made that they weren’t coming back. Now I have a stack of wood that needs to be cut up and either burned or given away, or taken to the dumps.<br />n<br />nMoving the trailer into position wasn’t as painful as expected. The estimate was about 600 attempts at backing the 25.5-foot box into position, with lots of arguing and sniping, but it really only took less than about 6 tries. Once it was in generally in place, it took only a couple more back-and-forths to scoot it up next to the tree, as far from the house as we could get it.<br />n<br />nNow with the slide-out open, we have enough room to get to the door (toward the rear), and plenty of room between the house and the trailer. We moved a couple of potted trees in front of the trailer, and you can barely notice it tucked away under the redwoods. Why, we’re gonna be regular campground hosts!<br />n<br />nLittle by little now, we start moving in. Next big thing to happen is the storage container showing up. That should be mid-May, according to our calculations.