Well we had an exciting day. Elaine's sewing table/ bed was delivered.
Called Davis, and he brought his brother, and we went with that plan. Used my old rigging experience boilermaking, not quite the same as being on a rigging crew where we lifted 253,000 lb duct work in Ohio with a huge crane that was floated up the Ohio river, but it was just a bit smaller scale. About 120 lbs up and over a 20 ft wall onto the upstairs patio/ laundry area, then we could bring in thru the doorway around the corner and into Elaine's sewing room. So after going over our jobsite safety sheet. and realizing we're in Mexico, where anything goes, no OSHA rules, we made decision to go for it.
I rigged the sling, made a few adjustments and signaled lift crew to go. Of course we padded the table well. Tom Lipperd's "home depot" came in handy. he has everything there including the kitchen sink, tools, etc. So got his moving pads, duct taped them to protect the freshly painted table. By the way the painters compressor quit, again. So Tom took him his compressor to allow carpenter to finish the painting yesterday. I didn't even know that. Tom told me later.
Then here is the lifting in stages, courtesy of "cub photgrapher" Kari Vince, our neighbor. My usual photographer was busy(me).
There is the crew, David on right, Alex in yellow shirt, Davids brother, Victor on left. You Can't see Carpenter, Alberto below those guys on the patio roof, and me. We were hanging on to the rope & Sling as the other 3 got their hands on legs and table to hoist out over the tile that caps that wall at top.
Almost there, got it past the tipping point! Albert & I are below receiving the table.
Then its over and being lowered down to floor of patio/laundry room.
But don't think we will be able to dry anything for awhile the thunder just hit, and its pouring rain, and lightening and thundering like crazy here! Maybe we will finally see actual water in the rio's here?
Back to the tale of the sewing room/ bed. Here is the final product in place for her sewing table.
But as we say in the boilermaking work, after a Big lift. everyone had all there toes & fingers, so it was successful. No one got hurt.
Never a dull moment here in "Casa Plank"
Rained hard for 20 minutes , so maybe we are past the heavy stuff. Can't find a good waether map with dopplar radar here.
Tom & Elaine