USA - February 2004

Bongo was fascinated by something that Mr. Tom (one of Mr. Jim's brothers) does with a house.  If it is the best thing to do when he is remodeling a house, instead of tearing it apart, he just LIFTS IT UP and builds more house under it.

Bongo was really impressed because it is such a good idea.  It passed Bongo's test for a good was simple, it works and it make Bongo wish he had thought if it himself!

Mr. Tom brought in 3 big cranes and they built a steel frame over the house.  They connected the frame to the house with big bolts.  Then they just pick up the frame and the house follows along with it.

Bongo thought it was very clever.  It was also a nice day for a house lift.