A View Of The River Below, With The Roof Lifted Up, The Porch Floors Bolted Back On, And One More Day Of Work Before Heaven Will Be Resting In Her Homestead For The Next 100 Years Or More, We Hope.

Heaven has landed, but it took a miracle

Yes, this pushes the limits of where you can take a Tiny Texas House for sure. The grade going down to the river was so steep that the semi truck pulling the house slid with locked brakes down the side of the hill for more than 15′, coming straight at me before he swerved to hold the edge of the pavement, rather than drop into the ravine on the side, then let up and hit the brakes to stop just as we hit the tree. OOPs.

It doesn't look like much, almost level, but the slope was dropping at nearly a foot for every foot and a half you moved forward.  The trailer hung up as we crested the hill and dragged our bridge bars over the pavement for 15 feet before coming over the top and then shoving the truck down the hill, sliding with brakes locked for the next 60 feet.  Where I took the picture from, the road does a hairpin to my left then back to the right around a tree.

It doesn’t look like much, almost level, but the slope was dropping at nearly a foot for every foot and a half you moved forward. The trailer hung up as we crested the hill and dragged our bridge bars over the pavement for 15 feet before coming over the top and then shoving the truck down the hill, sliding with brakes locked for the next 60 feet. Where I took the picture from, the road does a hairpin to my left then back to the right around a tree.

Heaven has landed on Blanco 2014

Way up on the hill I spy a truck that doth come into view.

Way up on the hill I spy a truck that doth come into view.

Heaven has landed on Blanco 2012

And then a house, I swear its true.

And then a house, I swear its true.

Heaven has landed on Blanco 2010

Then down the hill they came at me....

Then down the hill they came at me….

Just a little past this point the house stopped dragging and came over the top to push the truck into a slide as he pulled to the right side to set up for the curve to my left.  We forgot to sweep that junk off that you see... that is where he started sliding at for the next 15' to me before ...

Just a little past this point the house stopped dragging and came over the top to push the truck into a slide as he pulled to the right side to set up for the curve to my left. We forgot to sweep that junk off that you see… that is where he started sliding at for the next 15′ to me before …

Welcome Home my Heaven.  May your life here be as peaceful and full of Love as I intended for you when I manifested the first images of you in my mind.

Welcome Home my Heaven. May your life here be as peaceful and full of Love as I intended for you when I manifested the first images of you in my mind.

We left in the morning for a trip not to far away, but hard to get to... this is the way.

We left in the morning for a trip not to far away, but hard to get to… this is the way.

Heaven has landed on Blanco 2017

Heaven has landed on Blanco 2018

Heaven has landed on Blanco 2019

Heaven has landed on Blanco 2020

Heaven has landed on Blanco 2021

This is the tree.  I knew it would be an issue and wanted to cut it down.  Even asked for it before the delivery.  Neighbors protested so we saved the tree, but it took an extra hour and a half, broke a few boards on the house and tore up 6 sheets of roofing tin, but we pulled off a minor miracle for the day and got it to the spot we had prepared.  At the bottom, the giant crane had already run the roller coaster, but not without checking the manuals to be sure it could make it in and out.  The cement trucks that came before us had their oil lights come on and lost pressure because the slope of the hill caused all the oil in the pan to leave the area where the oil siphon tube sits, letting it suck air instead of oil.   That is a steep hill.

This is the tree. I knew it would be an issue and wanted to cut it down. Even asked for it before the delivery. Neighbors protested so we saved the tree, but it took an extra hours and a half, broke a few boards on the house and tore up 6 sheets of roofing tin, but we pulled off a minor miracle for the day and got it to the spot we had prepared. At the bottom, the giant crane had already run the roller coaster, but not without checking the manuals to be sure it could make it in and out. The cement trucks that came before us had their oil lights come on and lost pressure because the slope of the hill caused all the oil in the pan to leave the area where the oil siphon tube sits in the pan, letting it suck air instead of oil. That is a steep hill.

So we started out knowing it would be a challenge, but there were a few surprises, such as the trees not being cut back yet. In spite of the challenges, we succeeded in delivering one giant Tiny Texas House to a paradise location with the blue water of the Blanco at our front door when we were done. Amazing space for Heaven to end up in. Only a few weeks ago, the Blanco river flooded up from the pictures you will see below to where there would have been in water up to our knees where Heaven how sits. Oh yea, that was some serious rain records broke that week. We did not get to deliver on time, due to the rain, or the house would have gone down the river possibly.

When we reached the bottom, we had dropped over 200' in elevation in less than a thousand feet.

When we reached the bottom, we had dropped over 200′ in elevation in less than a thousand feet.

Luckily the crane got in and was set up.

Luckily the crane got in and was set up.

I love what the crane does for this would not have been possible any other way.

I love what the crane does for this would not have been possible any other way.

Here you see the easy part of the woods to get through, but we did hit another tree on the other side of the house.

Here you see the easy part of the woods to get through, but we did hit another tree on the other side of the house.

Heaven has landed on Blanco 1990

Fitting it onto the piers which turned out to be a bit off from what we expected and the anchors were in the wrong spot, but still, it went well.  Three tries to get it set on there right.

Fitting it onto the piers which turned out to be a bit off from what we expected and the anchors were in the wrong spot, but still, it went well. Three tries to get it set on there right.

Da ta da.  Heaven is on the piers and ready to unfold.

Da ta da. Heaven is on the piers and ready to unfold.

After a truly amazing job, our driver brought us through and we took the load off in a few minutes.  See how light the house is.... well, 15,000 lbs as a reference point.

After a truly amazing job, our driver brought us through and we took the load off in a few minutes. See how light the house is…. well, 15,000 lbs as a reference point.

After all that work to get it there, banking it around a bit, and shaking it up good, it is at peace. We will open up the porches then add the floors back on. Abra Cadabera…..

Another day ahead of work to fix the damage from the ride in and finish setting up the porches.  For tonight, this is the view that Heaven will have.

Another day ahead of work to fix the damage from the ride in and finish setting up the porches. For tonight, this is the view that Heaven will have.

This is the view for up on the hill a bit.

This is the view for up on the hill a bit.

Here come the colors and the access to the doors.

Here come the colors and the access to the doors.

A view of the river below.

A view of the river below.

See the concrete in the back for a patio in the shade for evenings when the sun is baking hot.

See the concrete in the back for a patio in the shade for evenings when the sun is baking hot.

The side porches are up now and only the corner is left for tomorrow.

The side porches are up now and only the corner is left for tomorrow.

Heaven is looking much bigger now.

Heaven is looking much bigger now.

This is the side porch with the view of the river.

This is the side porch with the view of the river.

Majestic looking for a Tiny Texas House, but Heaven should be, and from the river where the throngs are tubing, it will be a castle in the woods.

Majestic looking for a Tiny Texas House, but Heaven should be, and from the river where the throngs are tubing, it will be a castle in the woods.

Look at the views.

Look at the views.

Boy the river was a beckoning for a swimmer or two today.

Boy the river was a beckoning for a swimmer or two today.

I don't think most people will believe we took this house down this path when they get to it, and that will make it even more special.

I don’t think most people will believe we took this house down this path when they get to it, and that will make it even more special.

Welcome Home my Heaven.  May your life here be as peaceful and full of Love as I intended for you when I manifested the first images of you in my mind.

Welcome Home my Heaven. May your life here be as peaceful and full of Love as I intended for you when I manifested the first images of you in my mind.