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22 September 2018

Week 35: the move

Filed under: — Administrator @ 18:29

After weeks of packing and preparing (and moving boxes to the new house) it was now time for the serious stuff. We rented a truck for a couple of days, and the guys who are working on the remodeling of the new house helped with the move. Basically, they did the heavy lifting and I was the truck driver. I took fewer photos than I might normally have done, since I was there to work. But I did manage a few, especially of the most delicate and difficult part of the move–the grand piano.

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The start of the ordeal. The piano is being readied for transport:
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The first challenge was to get the beast into the truck. The driveway slopes and because of a low overhang it is not possible to drive the truck all the way down. So some muscle power is needed here:
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But finally it is done, and a well-deserved breather is taken:
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Four km later, we are at the new house. Time to unload the beast:
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Pushing 300 kg of piano up just three steps onto the terrace is a challenge:
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Challenge met:
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After some more huffing, puffing and sweat, the piano is finally in the living room. It has not been used much in the last few years but my wife swears that she will start playing again. She better:
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Then it was time to move other stuff, easy by comparison:
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The truck driver, unshaven and sweaty from moving stuff in beautiful sunshine and temperatures on the wrong side of 30C:
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The last day in the old house. We have moved all the stuff, now it is time to finish cleaning up the place before handing in the keys to the owner the next day. The orange cats came by for a last meal:
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Many parties and much fun has been had in this room during the past 10 years:
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Driving away for the last time–I think the cat knows:
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My wife will check on the cats when she plays golf, and she promises to take food for them. In any event, there are other good people around who feed them.

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