Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Piano move

In this picture, the movers and construction workers recruited to help, have pushed it out of the truck and down the ramp. Now they each take a position and lift.

They shuffle up the driveway.

Once up the driveway and around the corner, the piano goes back on edge. Two ropes are placed underneath the piano in two spots. Using theses ropes and one guy to balance it upright, they move it into its spot in the storage room.

Amazingly enough, there does not appear to be any damage to the piano. The case and case parts all look good and no worse for the trip. The tuning and regulation is another thing, but won't get done until the final move into the house.

I told the architect this afternoon, now that I had all my things from my home in Oregon, all I needed was a house to put them in; preferable tomorrow. He said very calmly and without missing a beat; don't worry, the workers will work extra hard today.
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  1. Oh my! Oh my!!! I'd forgotten about the piano (don't know how that happened!) I can just imagine how antsy you were getting....I was just watching the pictures. I couldn't read fast enough to see how it went. Sorry about the damage to the chairs and table. It's interesting that the finish bubbled. I would have thought it would have been in more climate controlled areas. Wonder if there is a good piano tuner in your area...=).

  2. Doug said he wished he had a camera on me as they were unloading the piano. I don't think the container was at all climate controlled. I stuck my hand into a box of yarn and it was very warm! I imagine it baked in the hot tropical sun.