The new building was finally ready by about the 1st of August, 2013,
and moving day was August 12. If the trip to Arkansas to
the cockpit down here was high adventure, this wasn't too far behind.
A good friend from church and his son stepped up to help out
or I should say, pretty much do it for me. I was
about the Florida heat and humidity, but when you're
engrossed in the job at hand, you just don't notice the heat so much.
It was an interesting afternoon, even though things pretty
went about as well as we could have hoped for.
surely had the right tool for the job. Before this plan came
together , I had my own scheme worked out. It involved a
tractor, a plywood skid, and lots of hay for it to slide on.
Probably would have worked, but it made more sense to go
the sure thing...
My wife, Margie, was the photographer that day...
shot I wish we had was when all three of us were flat on the ground
figuring out where to support it after we got the platform out of the
picture. With a lot of control linkage and mechanism underneath,
caution was needed to make sure we didn't bend anything I'll need
later. Everything still works fine; we found good solid
structure where we needed it.
Yeah, I know it looks like it won't fit, but I couldn't afford to be
wrong when I determined that a 10' x 8' door would be big enough.
Thanks, guys. Fantastic job.