Paul and I went to his old home area to bring back the baby grand piano that had been my mother's (Ethelyne), and was given to Paul when she was still living in Albuquerque, New Mexico, after my father (M D Cline) had passed away (that was before she had met her next husband.)
So here goes this photostory of moving the baby grand piano (by Jim Cline)
Heading over I-90 freeway summit, snow still remains alongside freeway.
We make a quick stop first at his mountain home in Monroe. Lush foliage has been reclaiming their territory nicely in the fresh rain.
Then we go to one of his friends' house to get the piano that had been given him about 1985 by my mother; it had been her cherished instrument for a long time. First it has to be taken apart to some extent, such as its legs removed.
With the help of more of his friends we get the baby grand piano into the trailer. Had to go in sideways first, a couple inches too wide for the door.
Back at his house, we prepare to pack other stuff in to take back to Ephrata. The chain saw is for firewood, not the piano.
Piano bence temporarily sits out on ground by Paul's communication shed.
Piano has its lid back on to protect it with other stuff to be piled in with it, not wasting space.
We get a bunch of firewood from their shed, for use in their fireplace in new home.
Loaded up we are ready to head back to Ephrata.
Scenery along I-90 going back was interesting.
Bridge across the Columbia River is always spectacular.
We approach Ephrata, almost back to our new homes.
Piano and its bench has been put back together at Paul's place, ready to play once again.
I get invited for Easter dinner at their home.
Paul plays with Gregory and Thomas after dinner, by the piano.
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