We hope you had a safe Independence Day weekend, if you are in the US! We had some booming action ourselves.
Over at the Hermits’ Rest Enterprises offices in Cameron, we are making room for potential new construction. We have three houses in a row on Travis St., but there are actually six lots. Three have houses, while one has the warehouse/storage building on it. We hope to add some new buildings (houses? tiny houses? duplexes? storefronts?) in the spaces between our office and the Travis 2 house and the space between Travis 2 and the new Andress RV park.
However, to do that, some things had to go, and those were an ancient garage, storage building, and greenhouse. We also needed to remove all the fencing around all but one house, so that we can re-do them to fit into the lots properly. The wooden fence around the office house was barely worthy of the name “fence,” since it had so many missing posts it was more of a suggestion of a fence. other fences were chain link, and in weird shapes. So, as you can see in the pictures, they went away!
Our new friend Sorbino (the guy who found Lee’s valuable notebook after Lee drove off with it on the roof of his car) brought in a crew to do the demolition. There was a lot of beeping, but it was so much fun watching things get torn up. For example, watch my little movie!
The guys did a great job removing everything, and an even better job cleaning up after themselves. Many loads were taken to the dump in that black trailer. And when they were fished, they smoothed out the dirt behind the renovated house. No more dangerous holes that the previous tenants’ dogs had dug. And no more non-functioning swingset. It actually looks nice!
It seems weird to look behind the house and just see lines of plants and no fence. We will be getting rid of the “weed” trees, but keeping Mrs. Trubee’s beautiful flower beds that remain. And we kept the deck, to be repaired later.
So, What to Do?
Do you have any ideas of what this major road in Cameron could use? Don’t say any of these: tire store, car repair place, fire station, mysterious building that looks like a convenience store, or Japanese/Chinese restaurant. I think we have more than enough of those. Larry A. would probably prefer you to not suggest “competing RV park,” either. We’re open to suggestions! or, would you like to buy a lot and build something? You can phone us! 254-760-4411 will get you our office manager!
Here are a couple more action shots.