Just got back into cell phone range. Ahhhh off grid living!
So, here is how it went, with some major anxiety, minor heart attacks, no one was injured and a few….
…well, you will have to wait and see!
Step #1: Loading and Transporting
The two Edmundson Transportation Services trucks left Acton, Ontario at 4:30am Friday September 23rd after all four modules were loaded by crane. We had to leave the night before to get the site ready on Manitoulin so I missed this spectacle. D’oh!
Loaded and Ready
Step #2: The Race
We booked it up to Manitoulin to be ready for the delivery and were met by our new wonderful and generous lake friends, Connie and Stan. They made us dinner and spared us from having to set up camp in the rain by giving us cozy beds for the night. The generosity from these two incredible folks was simply amazing and heartwarming. Thanks Connie and Stan!!!
The two trucks drove through the night and arrived around 12pm on the 23rd. It was Jack’s very important job to get out to the highway on the quad, meet the trucks and guide them down the 8km rugged road. All four modules made it through to what we call the “moonscape”, for unloading and re-loading, with some dents. We will now call these dents “character” and story fodder 😉 One piece of devastating news is that a teenagers phone was killed. Yeah, I know! How will he survive?!? Apparently Jack’s Samsung phone was no match for 22 truck wheels 😉 Thump-Thump…Thump-Thump…Thump-Thump…
Step #3: The Moonscape Changeover
The final kilometer needed a one-by-one transport in because there was no place for two 18 wheelers to get in and turn around, so the moonscape became the staging ground. From Edmundson Transportation to Jim Stack’s crew, there was no insurance to cover this changeover, thus the anxiety began…
Modules were insured in transport and once they were on the piers. Where are my fingernails?!?!
Quad Sherpa Jack
From one set of trucks to the other.
Five year old truck obsessed Jack would have passed out by now. Mighty Machines, you have nothin’ on this day!
One final wilderness squeeze.
The Resting Place…Down One Bumpy Road…Slowly
All Moved in ONE DAY!
Now a deck that will join this little group of cabins and a special outhouse. Coming very soon!
No More Camping on Thanksgiving for the Snells!
What a wild 24 hrs!!!
Best Birthday EVER!!!!
Robin had bows put on all modules for me prior to their arrival on the moonscape, where I was waiting. What an incredible and wonderful husband I have! I am very grateful for the life I have with him ❤ Teary day, teary day 🙂