Yesterday the majority of the big items were moved by professional movers. For a day on which nearly all the heavy lifting was done by someone else, it was surprisingly exhausting! But I really trust this moving company, Anderson Moving and Storage; we’ve worked with them before and know them to be trustworthy. You gotta love movers who think about the route, the destination and the best way to handle something before they pick it up.
So the drill was: volunteer Bob Mullen and I were at the old site, overseeing the departure/loading while volunteer George Italiano, master packer, was at the destination to oversee the arrival and tell movers where to put things. He was the one with the Big Plan, and considering how close we are to not having room for everything, it’s a good thing he was there.
At the end of the day, almost everything we wanted the movers to handle had been moved. A few of the heaviest are waiting until they can return with extra guys. Some stuff is big. Some is heavy. And some is big and heavy and doesn’t fit in the elevator. I’m talking mostly about the wonderful working model of the Listman Grain Mill, made by a retired mill worker. It weighs a ton, doesn’t fit in the elevator, and was inclined to twist or tort. Volunteer Scott McCollom built it a plywood reinforcement, so it can travel safely. More about the Listman Mill next time.