Happy Summer! I hope everyone is enjoying theirs. Or your winter, as the case may be. We had a lot of fun seeing our family and a few friends over our summer break. Always wish we could see more, but time is of the essence when we live this far away. So our things arrived from Canada while we were gone, and we scheduled delivery the week after we returned from The States. There were a few items that didn't fit through the doorway, and a couple things that the movers simply opted to bring up over the balcony. Here was the setup for hoisting an armoire into the living room, over the veranda balcony.
There were two containers of water at the base used as a counter-balance, and Otto tells me there was an electronic winch with a steel cable that hoisted the stuff up.
Up and over! They also used this in the office to hoist the desk in through the window, which can apparently easily pop out of the wall. Here the boys were checking what was going on below, post popped-out window.
And then we ran downstairs to get some shot of the desk-lifting from below.
Zoomed-in shot. It was raining, but that didn't seem to phase anyone.
Here it comes! And in it went.
Now it's all here and mostly in-place. We have not, however, hung any pictures yet; still have to figure out the best technique for plaster walls.