WE’RE ONLY MOVING HOUSE

WE’RE ONLY MOVING HOUSE

jeanniejeanniejeannie.co.uk BLOG Wednesday24th February 2021

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

WE’RE ONLY MOVING HOUSE

BIZARRE PHOTO OF THE MONTH

(or year so far!)

139-year-old Victorian house moved to new address in San Francisco.

The photograph heading this post could only have been taken in San Francisco.

 The 139-year-old Victorian house known as the Englander House is hoisted on a flatbed and pulled down Franklin Street toward its new location six blocks away, as the original site is to be used to build a 48-unit, eight-story apartment building, in San Francisco, California, U.S.

After 139 years at 807 Franklin Street in San Francisco, a two-story Victorian house has a new address.

The green home with large windows and a brown front door was loaded onto giant dollies and moved Sunday 21st February, 2021 to a location six blocks away.

Onlookers lined the sidewalks to snap photos as the structure rolled – at a top speed of 1 mph – to 635 Fulton Street.

The house’s journey has been in the planning stages for years, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.

Veteran house mover Phil Joy told the newspaper he had to secure permits from more than 15 city agencies.

Joy said this move is tricky in part because the first part of the journey involves going downhill.

“That’s always difficult for a house,” he said.

Along the route, parking meters were ripped up, tree limbs were trimmed and traffic signs were relocated.

The owner of the six-bedroom house, San Francisco broker Tim Brown, will pay about $400,000 in fees and moving costs, the Chronicle said.

In 2018, an 800-year-old bathhouse was moved from ancient Hasankeyf in southeastern Turkey – which will be flooded due to construction of the Ilısu dam nearby – to the new Hasankeyf Culture Park above the water line.

TOP TEN OF THE DAY

Top 10 Best Homes in Literature

 

These aren’t in any order. It’s too hard to decide because each is wonderful in its own way!

 

  1. Bag End from The Hobbit
  2. Green Gables from Anne of Green Gables
  3. Pemberley from Pride and Prejudice
  4. The tree house from The Swiss Family Robinson
  5. The March family home from Little Women
  6. Grandfather’s hut in Heidi
  7. Godsend Castle from I Capture the Castle
  8. The Burrow from the Harry Potter series
  9. San Salvatore from The Enchanted April

In Italy above the Mediterranean Sea sits San Salvatore, a villa swathed in “wisteria and sunshine.”

  1. 221B Baker Street from Sherlock Holmes

 

DON’T FORGET TO LAUGH EVERYDAY

 

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE FOR THE DAY

I have found that if you love life, life will love you back. – Arthur Rubinstein

HAPPINESS IS…

Happiness is…moving the house!

GRANDAD’S ONE LINER JOKE OF THE DAY

My doctor told me that jogging could add years to my life. He was right—I feel ten years older already.

LOVE IS…

Love is…a red balloon.

TURN…TURN…TURN!

A time to move house traditionally…A time to move house by taking it with you.

YOUR HISTORY

24th February 1955 12th Golden Globes: “On The Waterfront”, Marlon Brando, & Judy Garland win.

24th February 1969 “The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie” film based on novel by Muriel Spark directed by Ronald Neame, starring Maggie Smith (Academy Award Best Actress) premieres in London.

24th February 1993 35th Grammy Awards: Tears in Heaven, Eric Clapton wins

LITTLE NUMBERS: SOME HORRBLE SOME NICE

jeanniejeanniejeannie.co.uk is a Feelgood Blog.

You come here to be cheered up. Over the last few weeks, we have avoided showing Covid-19 statistics for the UK as they have been depressing. But we seem to have turned the corner and the figures are looking far better and improving daily to give us so much hope. So, as an important part of cheering us all up we will show the daily improving figures.

 

Total Cases

4,134,639

 

Latest Daily New Cases

8,489

People in Hospital

16,797

 

Change on Day

-196

Total deaths

121,305

 

New Deaths 24 Hr Period

548

Total 1st Vaccine Dose

17,916,181

 

Latest Daily Figure

192,341

         

 

 

 

 

 

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