Re: Smoke Five
- From: Bart Goddard <goddardbe@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: 12 Feb 2008 03:42:36 GMT
Justin C <justin.0802@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in
2. Wife and I moved grand piano by ourselves and
still didn't break it.
Geebus H Christmas!!!! Whaddya do? Take the roof off and use a crane?
Strap it to her back?!
There is an art to it. Lift the left leg and put a hymnal under
the pedals. Take left leg off. Pivot piano on pedals and back
leg so that left side lies on piano skid (long 2 x 12 with stop
at one end. Home made, in my case. And there's holes for
the straps.) Stand piano on left side on skid. Take off other
legs and pedal assembly. Cover with blankets and strap the
hell out of it. So far, it's a one man job. Now comes the
hard part. Get on the narrow end and lift the piano skid,
which I was able to myself 5 years ago, but now find that
I need a little help. Have second person slide 4-wheel
dolly (also home made) under skid. Work it to the center
of gravity. Strap the hell out of that. Now the piano moves
easily up and down steps, as one man can do wheelies since
he has such a short wheel base. If the ramp up into the truck
is too steep, it could take a second person to help shove.
Once in the truck, wedge piano between two mattresses and
cover with 1000 pillows. Load rest of truck. Unload
piano last, when you're most exhausted. Drink and smoke.
5. We can still get to work and back home efficiently without
setting tire on I-35.
This means nothing to me, and from the way you and Mickey say it, I'm
quite glad that's the case.
I-35 is a parking lot, variously 6 to 10 lanes wide, stretching
from Gainsville to San Antonio (about 300 miles.) Often, even
in the middle of nowhere (e.g. in Waco) traffic comes to a dead
stop. 3 weeks later, when you get up to where the problem is,
it usually turns out to be a wreck _in the opposing
lanes_. All your congestion was caused by rubbernecking. (Look
it up, Misc, it's not what you think.)
It's the main reason I support raising the driving age to 24.
Cheerfully resisting change since 1959.
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