Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Waterford, California, USA
Model: '84 1200A
Bought my first house in MiWuk, CA in 1989 as a fixer-upper. First winter, a dougfir fell over, took my side deck off and crackedpart of the ridgeline above the kitchen. Month later, we got 10 ft of snow in 7 days in March (freak storm) That destroyed my roof, me and my brother shoveled the roof clear then had to cut steps in the snow so we could get out of the house. That night, an old liveoak tree about 8ft in diameter fell across the road and crushed my neighbor's houseFLAT due to snow load in branches. Luckily the neighbors had left that morning to pick up their daughter in Sacramento. Took two days to get that bad boy out of the road.
My brother and I replaced the roof and decks (insurance coughed up the $$) that summer, septic system clogged, had to dig new sewer lines and install a s**t pump. Underpinning of the house started caving in due to new roof load. Found out the house was built by a doctor in the '50's with no permit. He built the whole house on fill dirt. Underpinning and supports were supported by tree limbs and beer cans. After replacing the underpinning, something else went wrong (forgot what it was) andin my anger, we moved and gave the house to the bank, filed bankruptcy. Actually I wanted to burn the dam thing down but my ol' lady talked me out of it. New house was below the snowline so the first thing I did was pile all my snowshovels in the backyard and set them on fire. Roasted marshmallows!! Next day it snowed two feet there. Go figure!!!
\'67 BSA 650 Lightning - first bike
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