Tuesday, 4 January 2011
Saturday we (all) went to an auction. They were selling some of Bob's Grandma's stuff, and we wanted to see how that went, as well as shop. We were there from 2:30 til 9pm. We bought a few books, a few toys, some gloves, a rifle, and a 3 piece bookshelf/china cabinet, and a wagon/vegetable display thingy.
This morning we hooked up the trailer and went to pick up the big stuff. We had a bit of trouble getting it all to fit on the trailer, and ended up putting one cabinet diagonally up on one side rail. But it made it home. Then came the hard part. We had to bring it in the house. After a little thinking and a lot of grunting we got the first piece off the trailer and over the flowerbed rock border, when there was a noise and a rapid enforcement of gravity. The whole face of the unit came off where Bob was lifting, and the remaining part fell. We thought some more, grunted a LOT more, and eventually got all the parts inside.
Then came the really hard part. The shelf was longer than its allocated wall. We thought a lot more, tried to maneuver the largest piece into small spaces and gave up, and ended up with a nice configuration that involves cupboards in the kitchen and a bookshelf in the living room. And very sore arms, and a burst blood vessel on my knee.
Can anyone please tell me how to have the pictures anywhere other than at the top of the post?