In the morning and early afternoon, I helped a friend dismantle his 900 lb milling machine so it could be loaded out of his basement prior to his move to Atlanta this week.
Although the milling machine sits on a dolly, it was too wide and much too heavy to be rolled out of the basement. Like a ship in a bottle. So we had to take it apart.
In order to lift the top part off the base, we threaded a winch cable through a pulley attached to a ceiling joist by a large bolt. With a rope tied to the top part of the milling machine we hooked the winch cable to the rope. The winch was then attached to a another rope around a support pole in the basement floor.
Later, the machine parts were strapped to another dolly and rolled out of the basement on a ramp.
Later that afternoon, I enjoyed coaching a student group at CIM in the Beethoven Septet.
That evening was Maundy Thursday. I was asked to play for many parts of the service. I performed with the choirs and played solos accompanied by piano and also by organ. I couldn't help but wonder what a visitor to the church that night might have thought about such extensive use of an exotic woodwind instrument in the service!