Returning to Earth

It was an emotional day for us. Our house, which has been literally up in the air for four months, was lowered onto its new foundation.

It may sound funny, but I gave it a hug.

Just like the day it was lifted in August, I took lots of photos, some video, and time-lapse video from a few different angles. Just like last time, it’s easy to share the time-lapse stuff, but the videos and photos are going to take a day or two.

I’d like to lead with the front view taken with my second-hand iPhone 4S, but the battery died just as it was getting good. I guess you can think of it as a teaser.

Here is a good look from the rooftop of the Little Yellow House next door. I set this going at about 9am taking photos every 20 seconds and by noon the house was down. [It’s a nice little app for the iPad called iMotion.]

Pretty cool, huh?

Starting even earlier, from the kitchen window of the Little Yellow House (I taped the iPad to the window with tea towels arranged to get the angle I wanted–did I mention I work in the film industry sometimes?) here it is again.

After the house was safely down, I changed the angle of “kitchen cam” to capture Nickel Bros. removing their steal beams and blocks from the basement.

That’s all the time-lapse I’ve got, but I took quite a bit of straight-up video footage and photos. I’ll throw those together for you in the next few days.

By the way, almost all of my videos can be seen on my Youtube channel. Search for Hammond Forever House or go to and subscribe!

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James Rowley

James lives in Maple Ridge, BC, Canada with his amazing partner, Leanne Koehn, and their two amazing kids in their beautiful house. He studied Science and English Literature at the University of British Columbia where he met Leanne. He also studied acting for a while at Studio 58 in Vancouver. He works as a teacher of English and curriculum writer for new Canadians.

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