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I plowed path to your house today. Follow the road to 48 10.642, 94 38.391. The junction of the new and old roads. hang a sharp left and go to your house on the downwind side (SW) of the Balsam bough road. The wind coming over the road bank has cleaned the ice pretty clear of any snow and it is easy sailing.

THE BAD NEWS, A lot of water around your house. I do not know how it is built but it appears to be 2 to 3 inches frozen in. frown.gif

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WKSparrow

Wow...

It was pretty cool to log on on see that post!!

THANKS SO MUCH kelly! I should be there tomorrow by about 2PM or so, staying until sun afternoon. Make sure to drop by anytime so I can say thanks in person and pay you!!

There are the 6x6 skids the house is built on which are resting on another set of 6x6 skids... so i should just be able to pull the house right off, then chop out the ones stuck in the ice...

Thanks again!!

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LaVoi

Hi Kelly, that post makes me wonder, are you seeing that most houses that have been left out on the lake are froze in. I have my house just off of Agassiz Lodge's road and won't be able to get back up until March 11th to take it off. I know there is nothing I can do now except get my chisel in good shape smirk.gif but was just curious. Thanks, LaVoi

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hanson

I had to move my house down at Rogers last weekend because of flooding.

I had some pretty big drifts around the house, and then a crack (about 5" wide) opened up 15 yards from the house, and then I had 10" of water in front of my door. frown.gif The extra 10+ inches of snow that fell Saturday night didn't help with weighing the ice down and flooding around my house. I moved it to higher ground and it should be fine for now.

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WKSparrow

Two things to report...

1 - in spite of two sets of 6x6 skids, my house was frozen in right up to the bottom of the floor... apparently the weight of the drifts around the house... however,

2 - Kelly P had plowed a great road into the area where my house and Huntingislife's is. Then, just as I was pulling in, Jon and Kelly came and saved the day. After about five minutes of chiseling one corner, Jon put the railroad jack to use and popped the house right off!! After Kelly got the plow truck stuck a couple of times trying to break up a drift, we were able to yank the the house right out of the hole!!

I'll have to go back and pick up the frozen in skids (although Buddy seemed to already have his eye on them smile.gif ), but other than that, it went well.

The hardest part of the whole thing was trying to get Jon to take some $$ for he and his dad. They plowed a 3/4 mile road and worked for an hour+, but didn't want to take anything, and I finally forced them, but only for about half of what I tried to give them at first.

I had a family emergency to deal with, and was extremely concerned about how and when I was going to get the house off in the 30 hour window I had. Kelly and Jon made it all possible. Without them, I really don't know what I would have done... They made it possible to focus on my family and not be distracted with the impending 3/15 deadline.

I had never met Kelly or Jon before, other than seeing them on this forum. What they did for me is truly remarkable, and words can't begin to express how grateful I am.

I even got three crappies! All on plain red hook, 1 foot off bottom.

Thanks again guys!

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Yep WKsparrow... they're good people! Some of the best you'll ever meet. That lake (and country) would chew me up and spit me out if it wasn't for Kelly! (and now Jon too) grin.gif Jon came over and boogered up the wheel assembly on my house in 30mph wind and snow... Not too many people would be willing to come out and help a guy out in conditions like that. Kelly will always give you hand when your down on chips... Patsy will always brighten your day with a big smile and Jim is one off the easiest guys to sit down and have a chat with that you'll ever meet... Oh yea and then there's Mindy too! She's the one that's trouble! grin.gifgrin.gifgrin.gif hehehe Great family!

Good luck in your journey that lays ahead... I hope that all works out well and brighter days lie ahead. I know we haven't seen each other for the last couple years, but when you're up next year let's meet up. If you're ever in a pickle again, e-mail me and I can give a hand too.

Good Luck!

Ken

p.s. if you're going to let Kelly pull your house out with frozen skids... ditch the wood ones! grin.gif (Please tell me you don't have chrome tow hooks on them either!) hehehe Now you have something to talk to Kelly about over a beer. It's a pretty good story!

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Oh yea and then there's Mindy too! She's the one that's trouble!
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hehehe Great family!


It ain't so much her as it is the influence of that "Dakotan" she's been hangin' around with tongue.gif

hee . . . hee . . . hee, He's a good guy to give a little grief to.

In all seriousness, I think he will fit in just fine.

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You won't find anybody nicer then the Petrowski family. Jon called me on saturday to let me know he plowed a path to my house and checked it out. Luckily my house was only frozen in an inch. He cranked the front jack a little bit and it started to pop up. Hopefully it doesnt get any worse, the weekend won't come fast enough. Its good to hear your house came out fine. It's tough when you can't be up there every weekend.

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icehousebob

I think its noble of Jon to have given up his dream of becoming a Chippendale dancer to move back and help ease his aging father through his twilight years. grin.gifgrin.gif

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LABS4ME

Ummm... how well do you know Kelly? Aging?

You probably don't know about his covert fish house squirreled away on the lake... it's where he holds class and teaches his Chippendale moves!!! Jon is his best student! I know it's true... I saw it on Jerry Springer!... And you thought all they do is auger holes and clean out slush.... grin.gif hehehe

Good Luck!

Ken

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united jigsticker

Chipendale.... grin.gifgrin.gif I pissed my pants

HA HA HA HA HA HA grin.gifgrin.gif

Was that Jon next to Patrick Swayze grunting and flexing???? wink.gifblush.gif

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Pikester

Another Chris Farley reference to Kelly? Too funny! grin.gif

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kelly-p

No problem WK. It gave us break from the plowing and the truck demolition derby. Besides, it gave me a chance to GPS your hotspot. grin.gifgrin.gif

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You probably don't know about his covert fish house squirreled away on the lake... it's where he holds class and teaches his Chippendale moves!!!


...remember the Saterday Night Live skit with Chris Farley as the Chips dancer?...

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It's a classic! grin.gif

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