The Surreal Life

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I woke up at about three o’clock this morning because I had to go to the bathroom.

When I got out of bed, I noticed a flashing light coming from outside. At first I thought it was lightning, but the flashing was too consistent. I parted the blinds and peeked out.

One of those “Wide Load” lead trucks was slowly driving past with its amber lights flashing. I wondered both what the wide load was and why they were transporting it at three in the morning.

The truck really was moving quite slowly, and despite my best efforts, I couldn’t see what was coming. A man waving a flashlight walked by, followed by a gigantic semi with a house on it.

No kidding, a full-on house.

The house, which took up almost the entire road and which I thought, for a moment, might not be able to squeeze past the car parked on the side of the road, was followed by yet another “Wide Load” vehicle and two police cars, one of which also had its lights on.

At three in the morning, when I had to pee, the whole experience was rather surreal.

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3 Comments

  1. Maybe you just dreamed it.

  2. Tom

    I want to say i know the family that owns and operates the house moving company, Campbell is the last name I think. and they live in your neighborhood.

  3. A couple weeks late for this, but there is a local realtor in my town who does this regularly, moves old houses to new locations. He usually arranges to buy them for a buck to keep them from being torn down (so something new and “better” can be built), and then moves them somewhere else.

    There is actually a small subdivision made up of just old houses that he has moved there. Some of them are pretty cool old houses.

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