This Has Been A Long Drawn Out Affair For Those Who Have Followed From The Start Last January Or So.  Can You Believe We Are Almost Done?  I Thought I Would Get To Sleep In Her That Night.  It Did Not Happen As I Got Out To Late To Want To Fuss With Moving My Cotton Mattress In The Rain.  Stay Tuned To See What Did Happen The Next Day Though.

Temple Tantra Flying to her final resting place.

Temple Tanta is going to fly today, but the clouds look kind of hazy and she is ready for the lift off, still there seems to be a few things yet to do.

There is a full view of Temple Tantra and the travel trailer is to the right.  Tiny by comparison even though the travel trailer is only 1 1/2' narrower.

There is a full view of Temple Tantra and the travel trailer is to the right. Tiny by comparison even though the travel trailer is only 1 1/2′ narrower.

Mr. Big Crane peeking out of the trees.  We had to do some cutting back to get him in there and he nearly got stuck.   That was as far as he could get the first time.

Mr. Big Crane peeking out of the trees. We had to do some cutting back to get him in there and he nearly got stuck. That was as far as he could get the first time.

Here is a full view of the 60 ton crane brought in by Ray's Crane service whom I have used many times and highly recommend.  They are based out of Lagrange but are very reasonable.

Here is a full view of the 60 ton crane brought in by Ray’s Crane service whom I have used many times and highly recommend. They are based out of Lagrange but are very reasonable.

Here is the mixing bowl that Temple Tantra will sit on before the day is done, the trench to fill with surprises. Yes, it is spooky when you know that the hole under the beams is another 20 feet deeper and now 3/4 full of water.   What to do, what to do? Should I show you what we did?

Here is the mixing bowl that Temple Tantra will sit on before the day is done, the trench to fill with surprises.
Yes, it is spooky when you know that the hole under the beams is another 20 feet deeper and now 3/4 full of water.
What to do, what to do?
Should I show you what we did?

Here is a shot of Temple Tantra compared to a typical vintage 1970's travel trailer and Barth, my motorhome, circa 1974. This will have more meaning later, but for now, it gives a good reference point for size and weight. Placement can certainly change more easily for each of them and Tantra weighs substantially more than both combined. This crane, unlike the one that came on Friday, can handle Tantra which I had estimated at 14,000-15,000 lbs. She turned out to be 17,000 lbs. which is almost the weight of the travel trailer extra. Still, off we went into a day of wonder and challenges all the way.

Here is a shot of Temple Tantra compared to a typical vintage 1970’s travel trailer and Barth, my motorhome, circa 1974. This will have more meaning later, but for now, it gives a good reference point for size and weight. Placement can certainly change more easily for each of them and Tantra weighs substantially more than both combined.
This crane, unlike the one that came on Friday, can handle Tantra which I had estimated at 14,000-15,000 lbs. She turned out to be 17,000 lbs. which is almost the weight of the travel trailer extra.
Still, off we went into a day of wonder and challenges all the way.

The crane sets up in front of the blue box, which almost seems to be in the way.  Tis a 40' shipping container.

The crane sets up in front of the blue box, which almost seems to be in the way. Tis a 40′ shipping container.

Jeeze, I run back to the office to get a few things taken care of and look what slips down into the trench. The axles seemed to have fallen off on the way, as if a torch just cut them off at the springs. Now what to do ......... ???????  Well, it was in nearly perfect shape inside, .... and it would kind of make for an easy basement room without alot of work, and hmmmmmmmmmmm at $200 an hour for the crane, should I bother him to take it out?  No, I think I will just keep on going.

Jeeze, I run back to the office to get a few things taken care of and look what slips down into the trench. The axles seemed to have fallen off on the way, as if a torch just cut them off at the springs.
Now what to do ……… ???????
Well, it was in nearly perfect shape inside, …. and it would kind of make for an easy basement room without alot of work, and hmmmmmmmmmmm
at $200 an hour for the crane, should I bother him to take it out?
No, I think I will just keep on going.

Well it doesn't stick up too high, in fact it looks like it was made to fit there, almost.

Well it doesn’t stick up too high, in fact it looks like it was made to fit there, almost.

Wow, just enough room to open the door.  Well, no time to worry about the little things like a travel trailer disappearing.

Wow, just enough room to open the door. Well, no time to worry about the little things like a travel trailer disappearing.

Sure seems like alot of space left.  Wonder what we can do with that?

Sure seems like alot of space left. Wonder what we can do with that?and

 

Well it doesn't stick up too high, in fact it looks like it was made to fit there, almost.

Well it doesn’t stick up too high, in fact it looks like it was made to fit there, almost.

There was a little blue box just sitting by the path, and then a monster came along and picked it up at last.

There was a little blue box just sitting by the path, and then a monster came along and picked it up at last.

Well that seems to be all the site will let me load into this blog so we will have to get you to come back for the next one and see what happened with the big blue box.