Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Still Dreaming

Well, that dream got shattered pretty quickly. I drove over there and checked out the building. Now, the listing said to be torn down or moved. I could not figure out how they thought you could move that building. It was surrounded on three sides by buildings, and huge oak trees on the other side. I did not see any way that it could be moved in one piece. It would have to be torn down and then put back up. That is way beyond my abilities. Hiring it done would be cost prohibitive. Man, did I want that building though. He was nice, and gave me first refusal (he had two others interested but wanted to give me first crack at it because I was close) but I had to pass. Insert heavy sigh here. Even if I had been able to get it out of the yard, it was tall enough that I think the utilities would have to come out. I counted at least 17 line crossings, and at $250 each, that wouldn't happen either.

To torture myself, occasionally I go to this site and drool. They save and restore old buildings. Check out their barn and cabin inventory. Sigh. Do you think they would barter for a whole bunch of handspun yarn?

8 comments:

Cindy said...

They'd be crazy not to!

Anonymous said...

Well, heck fire! That did seem like a sweet old building.....

Perhaps there is another, even better, building out there some where. My Mom used to say "without a dream the people will perish." So, keep those dreams alive.

~Amanda (gr8aunt)

Mama Pea said...

Dang and drat. But ya know what? The seed has been planted. You have the dream of a structure/business/gathering place to nuture and work toward. The right time will come and it will happen.

Mary said...

A seed's been planted. I truly believe once that happens, something else will come along.

Lily said...

Me too!

flintysooner said...

Old houses are kind of like horses in that they are better when someone else is responsible for them.

Linda Sue said...

Ohhh how sad! A friend of mine bought an old homesteaders cottage for $8,000, had it moved to her farm about 35 miles away and placed on a newly poured foundation- the entire cost of everything was only $11,000! Of course they have to deal with the details now, electricity, toilet, water but they now have that little cottage on their own property, and can work on it in their own time. Perhaps the owner would negotiate to save this adorable little building...

Lily said...

On a different subject altogether...check out the photos of the Cape Teal on Tricia's Tales 'more birds and beasties' post (there's a link on my blog) - bet it inspires a new yarn colour combination!