Monday, November 10, 2008

Up in the Air

After the storm, many homeowners decided to jack up their houses, maybe five or six feet, high enough to avoid (God help us) future flooding. But a neighbor down the street has decided to take the practice (quite literally) to another level:



Holy bejeezus! What is that, fifteen... sixteen feet? (For a sense of scale, compare it to the stop sign on the corner.) Remarkable. What are they planning for? "Let all the ice caps melt! Bring on the hurricanes—two, three, four at a time! I'll be high and dry in my dainty* bungalow in the sky. Mwah, ha, ha!"

It takes all sorts.

* It's not a big house, and it's epic elevation is all the more jarring in contrast to its otherwise modest dimensions.

11 comments:

  1. Glad to see you back. Slim

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  2. It's freakishly off the scales. An eight foot fence in the front yard and they still don't privacy on the porch? Can you get the missus to write them a city planning citation?

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  3. So he's leaving it like this? Or he's building a carport below --rather a place to park a boat?

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  4. I assume he's creating some sort of fiendish Doomsday bunker down below, but I'm not really sure.

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  5. We jacked our house up in Maine in order to add a level UNDER it, rather than above it. Could they be doing this?

    granomis

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  6. I like it! It has a Noah's Ark vibe to it.

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  7. Mary T7:17 PM

    I saw this yesterday on my way to your Chili dinner and wondered whether or not they considered fixing the roof Before they did the jacking-up! Guess not.

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  8. amazing. It's like the monster truck of houses.

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