It was exciting to see our cottage moved down the street to its new home next to the park!
The next day the house was lifted on steel beams and pieces of wood that looked like railroad ties were stacked below. We raised the house above the flood elevation so we wouldn't have to deal with the dreaded FEMA 50% Rule.
Careful measurements were taken to make sure the house was set down within the boundaries dictated by the zoning laws.
The two houses were leveled and lined up juuust sooo. And then, and only then, the house was set down with the steel beams resting on the wood supports.
Then it was time for the architect to come in and complete the plans for fastening this old lady to a more permanent foundation. And we had to do one of the hardest things ever...we waited.