Saturday, October 9, 2010

Windmill Salvage - The Removal


The Hookup...

As in any business, you must have 'The Professional' aka 'The Cowboy' aka my husband do the dirty work.

Besides the obvious (like a paycheck) there are benefits when you work for a sign company...having access to boom trucks and the little bucket trucks are great for hanging Christmas lights!  Also, my husband was a former sign man and knows how to operate the crane.

THE HOOKUP...







THE MOVE...
CAREFUL PRECISION...
WHEW...SHE MADE IT!

I don't have pic's of the rest of the day, but they would have included loading this beauty on the heavy equipment trailer, blocking it, and securing it for the 40 mile trip to the Ponderosa.  Sounds easy enough except for the fact that the trailer is designed to carry heavy equipment...like 10 tons...so that means the windmill is like a scrawny little Popsicle stick structure.
I followed The Cowboy in his dump truck and trailer, to monitor the safety (doesn't every job need a supervisor?) and make sure everything was staying secure.  We did have to make 3 stops, thank goodness for cell phones, to re-secure and stabilize along the way.  A trip that normally takes about an hour took almost 2 hours.  But I'm happy to report we made it to the Ponderosa, everything intact.
This is The Ponderosa (very old picture), where the little windmill will make her new home.  I'll be taking pictures tomorrow of the Ponderosa, so I can post a few later.
Have a great weekend.
Kim

3 comments:

CLAYSON FARM said...

WOW! SOUNDS LIKE THE PERFECT WEEKEND!! EVERY "COWBOY" NEEDS A GOOD "SUPERVISOR"!!!! SO GLAD YOU WERE THERE FOR HIM! LOL

KLW said...

COOL WINDMILL!!!

Hey cowboy, word of advice...

Don't squat with your spurs on.

Good day to ya!!!

arrielle_p said...

Wishing my place has a windmill too! :)

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