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With A Little Luck [Mar. 21st, 2009|05:42 pm]
Wizard of Changes -- ©cdozo 2004 to 2015
[The frogs are singing |With A Little Luck -- playing in my head]

Negotiations seem complete, but the scheduling is a little fuzzy. In exchange for me covering the cost of the cleaning, they will do the tree trimming required to get the trailer down the road to the land. There are a lot of trees along the road that will need trimming, so I think this is a fair exchange. One of the sellers, who is also a horticulturist, came out today to assess the situation. He says that it will be quite a chore to get something that big down the road to the land. I hope his buddy has better spacial perception, I see many ways to get it in. But I've never driven a fifth wheel, so I may well be wrong. I'm sure I'll learn quite a bit watching them bring it in.

If things go according to plan, it should be in place on the land next Sunday night.

I'm feeling pretty confident this is a good decision.

I'm also really tired.

[User Picture]From: ndozo
2009-03-21 11:47 pm (UTC)
Oh BOY! This is really exciting!
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[User Picture]From: cdozo
2009-03-22 12:06 am (UTC)
I hope they put it out there while you're here. We could stay in it the night before you leave.
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[User Picture]From: e_moon60
2009-03-22 01:55 am (UTC)
Negotiating anything exhausts me. I am *so* glad it's normal for writers to have agents, because I turn to jelly and then melt into a puddle.

Fingers crossed--though we need rain and I was hoping this next system makes it this far south--that if it comes it doesn't slow down your plans.
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[User Picture]From: cdozo
2009-03-22 02:10 am (UTC)
I'll take the rain.

I haven't figured out where it's going yet. But if the ground is wet, that will be a good argument for putting it on the trailer pad. As logical as may seem to put a trailer on a trailer pad, there are good reasons not to. Mainly it's far from the power/water source. It's also somewhat away from the other residences on the land and so more vulnerable to thieves and vandals.

Although the bad guys are coming less often, they still show up occasionally. Last night some motorcycle riders snuck in and rode around the upper meadow. One of them ran into the outhouse. She, or he, hit it hard enough to move it a few inches and punch a hole in the door. Grrrrrr!
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[User Picture]From: e_moon60
2009-03-22 02:20 am (UTC)
You need a way better fence.

Where to put it? Level. Unlikely to sink into the ground and become immovable (which suggests the trailer pad but not absolutely--you have a week--can you find a spot, get a load of rock to it, and level it? Two-three inches of 1 inch to 2 inch rock does wonders for sinkage--it's not really adequate for the next 20 years but it'll do for a time. At least you have the week to look for a site.

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[User Picture]From: curculio
2009-03-23 08:43 am (UTC)

I should read forward not backward

OK, now I see the problem. I hope you can get some deserved sleep.
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