Monday, February 05, 2007

Day 280
One day, some men came and took away half the house. The curtains were still hanging in the windows and the soap still sat in the laundry cupboard. I saw this on my return from dropping off the car to be fixed. Ralph hit two kangaroos when he drove to the mountains at night last weekend. 20 km cycle

6 comments:

Hashi said...

I don't know if house relocation is a uniquely Australian thing -- I've never seen evidence of it here, and a quick google takes me to only Aussie sites. But I had to giggle at the soap!!

Tami said...

I hope this was a planned thing! I love the drawing!

Julie Oakley said...

I really really love this drawing. Funnily enough I have a memory of seeing a huge half-timbered ancient building being moved in England, but I can't find anything to back it up, so I think i must be the product of a vivid childood imagination

Penny said...

Lovely details in this, so much that you have put in. We see buildings being moved along our country roads (and blocking them) all the time and yes sometimes they are half houses being moved to another spot. I think there is a huge industry in relocating houses some new some not new here.

Peceli and Wendy's Blog said...

What a wonderful picture and your observations. Maybe a divorce - she gets half, he gets half, haha.
I did write a story about a philosopher living in tower because his house was sold and moved. Kind of true of a near neighbour! Now there are three boxes on the site.
Keep up the sociological pictures of life in Canberra Alison.
w.

Katherine said...

that is some throwaway line to finish with.............

How odd - are they having an extension or a new bit built? I like Wendy's explanation best though!