Monday, October 22, 2012

Weekend Adventure

I started taking pipe organ lessons earlier this year and just had opportunity arise to buy a used practice organ for my home.  After much deliberation (especially about where we could make room for it), the decision was made to get it.  This weekend's first "adventure" was tackling our bonus room upstairs - taking everything off the shelves and moving them and other things - lots of dusting and reorganizing ensued.
 Finally a big enough space in the corner was cleared out:
ASIDE - We REALLY like games!  So that's what our shelves are full of!
 The organ arrived around 4:30pm Saturday from Patterson in a sweet ride.
Dear friends and family members arrived, ready to haul quite a large instrument upstairs.
 Banisters were protected against any untoward events.
Time to start unloading  .  .  .
 Here comes the pedal board.  Thank goodness the organ could be taken up in pieces!
Slowly the organ makes its way to the house  .  .  .  
   .  .  .  bit by bit  .  .  .  carefully all the way  .  .  .
Now to figure out how to get it up the stairs  .  .  .
  .  .  .  all 400 or so pounds of it  .  .  .

Up we go!

A little concern at the landing.
 Got it!
Settling into it's spot  .  .  .
Time for much-needed refreshments!

 Then back up for some repairs  .  .  .
   .  .  .  including the use of open flame!
  .  .  .  and then the professional showed me how it's done.
 Caleb, enjoying the concert  .  .  .
 And then it was my turn!
 And here it is in all it's glory.  The biggest game in the game room! :-)

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