Saturday, April 16, 2011

Power's On!

We have ELECTRICITY!  Huge news for us since it seems everything has been put on hold (more or less) until we could get it done. This weekend we will go out to the land and see about getting the water well pumping and wire up a new box for the RV hook--up.  The stove in the RV had quit working.  We had thought it was probably the regulator but after taking it apart it looks like it just might be the seals on the plugs.  That should save a couple of dollars!
I called the tag office about moving the trailer out to the property.  I can't believe it but I am going to have to actually get a tag to move the RV.  Even though it isn't going to be on the road other than the 60 miles out there. At least in Texas they have a temporary tag for just this sort of thing.  Not so here in Oklahoma.  I have to register it, change over the title and tag it here.  I'm still trying to figure out why it costs almost as much to tag the trailer as it did to register and tag the truck!  So if all goes well it looks like I will get the tags on Monday morning and move the trailer out to the land on Monday afternoon.

 One of the things that I have come to realize is the importance of a barn.  It is the "heart" of a place I think.   We have the frame structure of a 23' x33' pole barn on the property.  We ran across a couple of good deals on Craigslist and now have all the tin and the wood we need to enclose the barn the way we want it.  There will be a storage room off to one side for storage of our things that won't fit in the RV.  Things like winter clothes and such that are rotated in and out seasonally.  And of course a place for the tools.  We will also have enough room for the animals in the winter and their feed. It might take awhile to get it all built since it's just us and I'm not a great deal of help!  But we have the materials and the time to get it done.  I'm pretty happy about that.
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14 comments:

  1. So nice to get power. I remember how excited we were. Then water was just magic. I am really enjoying your steps and watching all of the things you are doing.

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  2. Glad you are starting to get things in order.

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  3. Hi. Just found you. How exciting to get power and get started on your own place. Good luck. I can't wait to see how it comes together.
    Judy

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  4. I would take a chance and make a run for the property without plates! FK

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  5. I wish I could be there with you to help. Just to be a part of this wonderous process.

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  6. Very exciting!!

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  7. A beautiful painting on a wall couldn't be as beautiful as the electrical box is you [and me] I am SO HAPPY FOR YOU! It is happening.

    So excited. And I was thinking what Anon was - take it without registered tags - the ticket is going to be less anyway. I don't condone breaking the law, but in this case that is a STUPID law. I do know that in some parts of the US you are allowed a certain mileage distance to move unregistered vehicles.

    Good luck. I am so happy for you.

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  8. Great news (power). I wish you all the best in your new adventure.

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  9. Good for you, Sci. I know you guys will work daylight to dusk and fall into bed exhausted every night ...but you're going to fall asleep with big grins on your faces 'cause it's all finally coming together.

    I would check the laws/penalties before I risked a tagless run. In Texas, if you are caught driving with no insurance, the ticket is several hundred dollars (depends on the county you're caught in) AND you have to bring proof of insurance when you pay the ticket. You can't just show up with the ticket money and say "I don't need to drive it anymore." That'll get you another fine. I think it's the same if you're caught driving with no tags ...you have pay the fine AND prove you've registered the vehicle or there's another fine. Of course, you MIGHT not get caught. But I would just check it out before deciding if it's worth the risk. That's just me.

    I'm glad Mars is so handy. Even if he has to do 90 percent of the heavy labor, an extra pair of willing hands is always a big help. I know Mars would agree. Don't discount your contribution, girl!

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  10. Glad it's all starting to come together! I'm surprised that Oklahoma doesn't have temporary tags like Texas does! That's a shame!

    Anyway, whatever it takes at this stage, right?

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  11. I know, I'm late to the power party. :)

    I am so happy for you!! I know how excited you are about all this finally coming together. I will be here just on the other side of the screen going through this whole adventure with you.

    Love and Hugs to you and Mars always
    ~Fel~

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  12. I am so fired up for you! Reading your blog has been so enjoyable over the last year. The ups, the downs, the knowledge you share and now this. I am very excited to read as you and Mars make this place into a home.

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  13. I just want to thank every one of you who take the time to visit here. Your well wishes mean more to me than you know.

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  14. I'm so excited for you! I am only considering chickens right now, and you're building a new barn! Hope everything goes quickly and well! :)

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