Hola! Buenas dias! Hope every had a wonderful Christmas.
We sure did.
We recently moved........a new old baby grand piano to our casa.
The move itself was eventful.
We started out with our two guys and 2 of their sons and then, went to the Alameda with a call for help and ended up with 7 people, all of course, being bossed by Senor who had spent the previous day googling 'how to move a piano.'
After he realized no one in Alamos was going to be able to supply him with a piano dollie, he calmed down and proceeded to just be the jeffe and let the guys do the best they could.
Somehow we were able to get Marcelo's truck parked right outside the front door of the house we were moving the piano out of.
Remarkable piece of luck especially since by that time we had about 10 guys hanging around, all excited and wanting to help and while Senor was trying to figure out how they were going to lift it up and onto the truck, I made the mistake of suggesting they just carry it all the way to the house. When that was repeated in Spanish to the workers I was dismissed very quickly.
Senor had promised me they would not turn the piano on its side.
The tops of the legs are encased in brass and they insert inside a carved out area, which is also surrounded in brass, so there are no nails or screws and as a result, the legs kept falling off.
At one point they attempted to just remove the legs, but the piano was so heavy they needed to set it down every few feet, so they needed the legs.
Senor did the leg work, placing them back into their inserts whenever they fell out.
By now the crowd has thinned and we have lost some of the guys who either found the work too exciting, or strenuous, or not exciting enough. But the 5 guys say they have it under control.
We took the lead and drove off. A little way up the street I asked Senor to pull in back of the truck so I could take pictures................. he said.................. NO................why not.....i want to take pictures of it going up the street.....you really don't, he said.................yes, i do, pull over.
He did as I asked and we were behind the truck just as Marcelo drove over a tope and the entire bed of the truck lurched to the left. I was watching through my camera lens and believe me, the photo does no justice to the lurch. I almost had a heart attack. The workers all scrambled to the left to support the piano and then back to the right after they cleared the bump.................I covered my eyes,................omg #+^*%$#@*!~^*_+............ is what I said to senor....................well i told you you would not want to be behind the truck, is what he said to me.
Upright again and back in control we are almost to the house.
And my first little concert on our new old baby grand piano.
Adios! Que tengas un buen dia!