Tuesday, November 27, 2007
Mission (mostly) Accomplished
So by noon it was done. The house and garage sat like beached whales on the slope of the hill to their new home. Tomorrow they will slog their way up the hill and the old house will be set on its new foundation.
Turning the corner in town center was the fun part. They sat there for a bit, probably for dramatic effect, then chugged down Main Street. The truck is military surplus having served in the 1'st Gulf War pulling tanks out of sand dunes. Fortunately nobody told Amherst Town Meeting that before the move.
The Dickinson Homestead was the only structure to lose power and telephones, sending it temporarily back in time to when Miss Emily whiled away the hours in her upstairs room.
Selectman Kusner risks life and limb to get the shot.
A combined effort of Police, DPW, power and phone companies came together to make it happen (Yes, the developer covered those costs)
Developer Barry Roberts is also a proud grandfather.