I did get to do something seriously fun this week though. My friends, Lynn and Mike from Montana started their dream Appalachian trail hike this week. I took them to the start at Springer Mountain, GA. They are hiking with their 2 dogs, Lily and Sara who are great hikers as well. So far they have hiked 2 days, about 15-16 miles each day and are doing really well. Here a few photos:
|At the Springer Mountain summit. It was about 30 degrees, windy with little balls of sleet coming down at times.|
|Lynn looks a little goofy in this photo, but Mike is smiling.|
|Lynn is smiling big in this photo, but Mike is a little serious. They were very excited to be on their way.|
Now back to house stuff.
John found out that you have to have the title to get rid of a mobile home which will probably turn into our own adventure because apparently the county doesn't know he lives in a mobile home on his property. That apparently means taxes haven't been paid on the mobile home for ELEVEN years. But it also means he has been paying property taxes at a higher rate than he should which is refundable for 2 years back. We don't really know what the situation is, but we will find out. I am unsure how long the process will take.
We have to get a construction loan and a permit to build a house as well with each thing contingent on something else. We'll figure out the process. We've got good people helping us, mostly Carlton, but Randy is available as well.
I have paid for most of the kit, only one more payment. It is to be delivered in April. I was hoping for April 8th, but that may be naive since we don't even have a title so we can move the possum-filled mobile home.
We'll figure it out.