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Update: stuck house is now on the move

Unstuck but not forgotten

It was with a mix of glee and nostalgia that Austinites greeted the news that the house that has been stuck in the middle of Live Oak Street in Travis Heights for four days has now become unstuck.

As we—among many, many others—reported Tuesday:

In signs that Austin retains its sense of humor and/or that many of us are still underemployed, various hijinks ensued, including the advertising of “stuck house” (at the corner of East Live Oak and Brackenridge streets) as haunted and its embellishment with Halloween decorations, the creation of stuck-house-based artwork, and its acquisition of a Twitter account (@stuckhouseATX).

To the relief of neighbors and the wistfulness of pranksters, the Austin American-Statesman reported Wednesday that the home escaped bureaucratic permit limbo and, with the help of chainsaws, a few formerly intractable tree limbs, to continue its journey Tuesday night.

We’ll have to wait to see if @stuckhouseARX ends up properly placed and restored in its new Lockhart home. In the meantime, we’ll always have Austin Cobra.

• Permits liberate movers to get home unstuck from South Austin street [Austin American-Statesman]