Monday, October 04, 2010

Bye Bye Moby

Today was a momentous day. We finally disposed of the mobile home that has been a feature of this yard for more than seven years. It was bought for Pearlie to live in while this house was being renovated. Since she moved in with us it has been completely surplus to requirements. There were a few people had a notion of moving into it but it never happened. They would have been far too close to us and it probably would have turned out unfortunate.

Then the Land & Property people laid a huge rates bill on it and it took us more than a year to convince them that no one lived there. Rules are about to change and it seems that in 2011 empty buildings will no longer be exempt from rates. I said to Bert, "Get rid of it or I'll hire a digger and bury it rather than give those bastards one brown penny." He got rid of it.

Funny thing is the moby has gone to live on the very road on which I lived as an infant. It will only be there for a while for it is to have a complete makeover and then who knows where it will end up?


Anonymous said...

I was kind of wondering why you didn't just offer to herd us all into that instead! Shame, end of a moby era.

Mikey x

hootchinhannah said...

Ah, fear not Mikey. It is bad news and good news. The bad news is that it's my boy's dogday on Saturday night and he's already got his mates organised for a night out :( the good news is that there is an extra double bed for you guys and I shall hopefully catch you on the Sunday before you head. Bad timing seems to be the story of my life at the minute!