Delivery day

After waiting almost twelve weeks for a permit, delivery day has at last come for the Fox and Hounds Pub sign. The sign languised for so long in front of our building that I heard from a number of good sources that the new house we were building was actually a Pub called the Fox and Hounds and proof was the giant sign in our yard - just waiting to be installed. Well, as of tomorrow morning, real early that will be proved false as we transport and intall it where it belongs at last.

The first thing we had to do was build a giant easel on the flat bed trailer to safely cradle the sign in transport. It took me about an hour to weld up a sturdy stand with Sarah dutifully cutting the steel to length.

Then it was time to lift the sign off the temporary stand which had castors on it and piut it on the trailer. My good neighbor Gord's trusty forklift did the task with ease.

Sarah did a few touchups to finish off the job while I tied everything down nice and secure.

Now it will stay in the yard a few more hours before we begin the half hour journey to the pub.

I'll be posting some pictures of the lift tomorrow. Stay tuned...

-grampa dan