The piano movers arrived Wednesday afternoon. There were 5 men, led by Rick DeLange, needed to move an 1100 lb instrument. After the move he expressed that he approached this job with a bit of trepidation. He's moved many grand pianos but not many concert grands. After the piano was resting safely in its new space he told us he had watched piano fail videos the night before. It's good we didn't think to do that.
I didn't go to the cabin to watch the move out. I really expected James to be more stressed than he was. When they arrived back at our house he was smiling and seemed very confident in the mover because, "he was so methodical". He and Rick both said that was the easy part. Getting it up our steps to the screened porch presented more of a challenge, though I thought it went rather smoothly.
Some friends came by to watch the end of the move and be the first to celebrate the occasion with singing and lots of laughing. I'm just posting a photo and not the video to protect the innocent.