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Southerly: Liveblog: Moving House (Literally)

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  • Craig Ranapia,

    All the best, Daivd - I get vicariously exhausted at the more conventional. less literal, kind of house moving so may the odds be ever in your favour!

    North Shore, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 12034 posts Report Reply

  • Paul Brislen,

    Best of luck. It always rains when I move house - hopefully that won't be an issue.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 175 posts Report Reply

  • Judi Lapsley Miller,

    I can just imagine that Bob is beside himself with joy watching all the big machinery in action!

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 100 posts Report Reply

  • Graeme Edgeler, in reply to Judi Lapsley Miller,

    I can just imagine that Bob is beside himself with joy watching all the big machinery in action!

    Surely he gets to ride inside the house?

    Wellington, New Zealand • Since Nov 2006 • 3009 posts Report Reply

  • Glenn Pearce,

    Is the chair on the front porch some sort of "out of level detector" ? You'll know if the chair has fallen over by the time it reaches destination the house went past 45 degrees from Horizontal at some stage in it's journey.

    Either that or you forgot to add "Move chair from front porch" to your To Do list

    Auckland • Since Feb 2007 • 345 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to Graeme Edgeler,

    Surely he gets to ride inside the house?

    the insurance person is reading, remember :)

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 16771 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __,

    It's amazing how toy-like the house looks, when it's up in the air in bits...surely it's not possible to do that to a real house...??

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3468 posts Report Reply

  • JacksonP,

    Good lord, you don't do things by halves!

    Well, actually...

    <coat>

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 2144 posts Report Reply

  • BenWilson,

    Good luck! Congratulations on getting to this point. Well done for all the work! Not finished yet, presumably, but I expect from now on it's all going to feel really good, every task completed will be a put up, rather than a pull down. Filling holes rather than making them!

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 8592 posts Report Reply

  • Robyn Gallagher,

    This is quite the adventure! It's like a fulfilment of the ultimate dadjoke fantasy - when moving house literally means picking up the house and moving it.

    Raglan • Since Nov 2006 • 1863 posts Report Reply

  • Stephen Judd,

    Dear God, I don't know I could handle watching this if I were you -- I think I'd be down the pub trying not to think about it. Sort of getting the operation done under a general, thanks.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 2968 posts Report Reply

  • Jolisa, in reply to Robyn Gallagher,

    Oh, I was expecting a thousand or so helium balloons.

    But crane-type-things and big trucks, equally cool. Any chance of some reaction shots of young Bob?

    It's like a fulfilment of the ultimate dadjoke fantasy

    Hee hee, too true. "May I take a shower?" Yes, as long as you take it all the way to Dunsandel...

    Auckland, NZ • Since Nov 2006 • 1411 posts Report Reply

  • Jolisa,

    Plus: I've heard of open homes, but this is ridiculous.

    Auckland, NZ • Since Nov 2006 • 1411 posts Report Reply

  • JacksonP, in reply to Jolisa,

    Plus: I've heard of open homes, but this is ridiculous.

    You see, I'm glad it's not just me that sees this as a plethora of puns just waiting to be cut in half, loaded on a truck, and moved to the country.

    I'll take the low road, while you take the high road?

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 2144 posts Report Reply

  • Hebe,

    Guts and mud; and glory will soon be yours. Congratulations to you and your family for seeing this plan through. (A great experience for the children too: a patch of dirt, water and some battered old trucks will keep them amused for hours after this example.)

    Christchurch • Since May 2011 • 2608 posts Report Reply

  • Sara Bee,

    Round about now might be a great time to show Bob Up if he hasn't seen it already? All the best!

    Dunedin • Since Nov 2006 • 61 posts Report Reply

  • Sara Bee, in reply to Jolisa,

    Dunedin • Since Nov 2006 • 61 posts Report Reply

  • David Haywood, in reply to Stephen Judd,

    ear God, I don't know I could handle watching this if I were you -- I think I'd be down the pub trying not to think about it. Sort of getting the operation done under a general, thanks.

    I'm giving your suggestion serious consideration at this point...

    Dunsandel • Since Nov 2006 • 988 posts Report Reply

  • Jolisa, in reply to JacksonP,

    I'll take the low road, while you take the high road?

    Keep on truckin'

    Auckland, NZ • Since Nov 2006 • 1411 posts Report Reply

  • Jolisa, in reply to David Haywood,

    I’m giving your suggestion serious consideration at this point…

    Those beers had bloody better be on the house.

    Sorry.

    Auckland, NZ • Since Nov 2006 • 1411 posts Report Reply

  • Ross Mason,

    I wonder. Was this done under re placement insurance?

    Or maybe it was CERA? Crane Evacuating Residents Abode.

    Upper Hutt • Since Jun 2007 • 1497 posts Report Reply

  • Hebe, in reply to David Haywood,

    About now is the "what the fuck have I done" phase of the process. It gets better, promise.

    All is not lost: the Dunsandel Store/Cafe sells a decent pie.

    Christchurch • Since May 2011 • 2608 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha,

    Is Piko still trading? Thought they lost their building?

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 16771 posts Report Reply

  • Hebe, in reply to Sacha,

    Piko moved to Stanmore Road for a year or three. The old part of the Kilmore Street building is down; the new part survived, just.

    Christchurch • Since May 2011 • 2608 posts Report Reply

  • Deborah,

    Seeing that roof swinging in the air makes me very, very nervous. And David has left us in suspense for two hours now....

    I hope it all goes very, very smoothly, David et al. The weather gods look as though they will be kind to you for the next few days.

    Manawatu City • Since Nov 2006 • 1323 posts Report Reply

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