Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Nes Gadol Haya Sham*

February 16, 2011, 1 PM: Tom got the final signature on the permits to move the Cheney Cottage to 62nd Street.

What this means is that the City of Berkeley has finally, after 10 months of delay, gotten out of our way, and the project is moving - literally. The second floor of the Cheney Cottage has already been pulled out of the Gill Tract and is sitting on the parking lot, waiting to be moved.

Sunday morning, at 6 AM, we'll meet Phil Joy at Albany Village, and the truck will be hitched to the house, and we'll begin hauling the house over to 62nd Street. The first floor will follow, one week later.

Looking back over the blog, I find many points when we thought we were on the verge of getting the permits. Back in April, we thought it would be a matter of days. Several times, it appeared the City was going to help us get this done - but always there was another glitch.

Now finally, we have made it. The Cheney Cottage is heading home.


* "A Great Miracle Happened There" This is usually used in reference to the events surrounding the first Hanukkah, but actually getting our permits from the City of Berkeley seems to be a miracle as well.

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