When I first saw our home on the property I cried happy tears! I felt like for once I could breathe! You see a lot had to happen before we could move in another home .
All summer we worked on clearing and cleaning debris off our lot. We also had to cut down a few shrubs and trees so that we could remove the Bonnell and make room for the Anniversary.
But before we could do anything we had to get with our County’s Planning and Development Department. Yuck! This is the part I dislike the most! Red tape stuff!! First thing, we had to apply for a building permit and in order to get a permit, we had to get an Elevation Survey done before we could remove the old home. The survey tells us and the county where the flood line is and how high we have to go with our new home. Next the county required we have our septic system checked by a Certified Septic Tank Inspector, which all took time. Meanwhile we had to wait for the dumpster to be removed that were placed throughout our neighborhood for everyone’s damaged items. All this took months and months.
Once the mobile home was removed this is what we did to prepare for the new home. We had 10 truckloads of 12 yards each of select field dirt hauled in, to build up the area where our new home would be placed. We had the dirt spread and compacted to make a site pad and poured a concrete foundation. I think adding a slab keeps everything neat and nice and hopefully will keep our home leveled.
Bonnell Leaving the Lot
Before the pad was prepared.
Hauling in the select field.
Spreading and compacting.
Thursday October 6, 2016 our home was delivered to our lot. Seeing our home for the first time did bring happy tears, all the roller-coaster of emotions came. I felt like I was holding my breath while dealing with Insurance Companies, FEMA, the County and the Bank. Seeing our home was worth all the stuff, I could finally breathe again.
The Anniversary, she is beautiful!
So much more to do! I will keep you updated! Thank you so much for stopping by, till next time!