Kevin Standlee (kevin_standlee) wrote,
Kevin Standlee

Return from Seaside

We were in no particular hurry to get going this morning, and took the opportunity to sleep in, so we didn't get away from Seaside until almost Noon. We had several errands in the Portland area: dropping off a laserdisc player to be repaired, checking out possible microphones to add to the Tsuki Systems kit, stopping by to say hello to scott_sanford, and finally going out to the northeast side of town to check out cargo containers.

Here Lisa is about to inspect the container that we eventually decided to select from among those available. Although it has some mildew on the outside, it appears otherwise sound, and the price is better than various storage sheds. Lisa's father will pay for the container, which will be placed on the area where there used to be an old garage and which Lisa spent a whole lot of effort clearing.

This is the area where the old garage was located before Lisa started working on clearing it.

And here's what it looked like after Lisa did all of the brush clearance. travelswithkuma is sitting there looking small and forlorn in the middle of the large cleared space. I know I'm seriously impressed with how much work it took for Lisa to clear this lot. The people Lisa's father engaged to demolish the old garage after it fell down a few years ago did a lousy job of it, and Lisa had a lot of clean-up work to do to get the space to the point where we can lay down gravel and then get a cargo container.

While we were driving around Portland, the local rock & gravel place from which we'd quoted a price for a truckload of gravel called us. This is good timing, because otherwise we probably wouldn't have called them until tomorrow, but because of their calling me today, we could order the gravel immediately. They are now scheduled to deliver a truckload of gravel on Tuesday to the spot that Lisa cleared. Once they lay down the gravel and Lisa and I smooth it down, the cargo-container place can bring the container down from Portland and we can start consolidating Lisa's stuff, which is spread between multiple buildings on the property, into this container. This will make it easier for when Lisa moves, which will not be too far in the future.

In case you're wondering, based on the price quotes I got, 20-foot cargo containers cost between $2500 and $3000, with delivery cost extra.

We didn't get back to Mehama until around 8 PM. I have a really large blister on my right heel, even with bandages protecting the area. I like walking, but I may have overdone it a bit on this trip. That's unfortunate, because I have a lot of work left to do here if the weather will just stay dry for a few more days.
Tags: lisa, mehama, seaside

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