Schmidt Homestead

Our new home in Woodburn, IL

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

We have a trailer!!! I’m back at the office after spending about FIVE HOURS at the property watching them move it. It was very slow moving on the soft yard, and Steve used the truck and/or tractor to pull trucks out of the mud no less than three times. We eventually resorted to using a friend’s back hoe to help move things along. They moved the semi and trailer 300-400 feet across the yard on plywood planks. They could only drive about 8’ at a time before moving the planks, so it was very time consuming. Luckily we had a beautiful day, and the trailer made it into position without any damage. While driving away from the trailer, the truck became lodged in the mud yet again, and Steve was unable to pull it out. They are currently waiting for a friend with a backhoe to come pull them out. They still have to level, block, and tie-down the trailer, so they’ll be back in a few days to finish up.