Archive for September, 2012

Bye Bye Baby, Baby Goodbye

I had to sell one of my babies today. My beloved DL2 has had to be sold so I can fit another candy cab in my room. I thought I’d share how we parted ways {sniff}…

One last game…

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Now to get it out from there.

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I need a monkey to unplug it.

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A teenaged daughter will do, say hello to Emily.

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No way the machine is fitting through that doorway! Best take the door off.

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Take the laserdisc out and step down before I go any further.

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It’s out.

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Why outside? because if I put it on a pallet in my house it won’t fit through the doors, so it’s off to my Mother-in-Law’s house because she has a garage.

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For a man of my stature, it’s knackering!

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it’s in the garage so let’s get packing. Laserdisc taped to the inside of the back door to keep it nice and safe.

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The mother of all bags. This will keep the machine dry and protect the artwork from tape.

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keys tapes to the back of the cab.

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Now for some bubble wrap.

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And now some pallet wrap around it to make everything nice and tight.

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Now for some cardboard to protect the whole thing.

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More pallet wrap to make sure the cardboard stays in place and keep it nice and tight again.

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I recently got rid of a trampoline that my children had and guess what was wrapped around the poles on it? Some tubular Styrofoam. So I cut it in half and put it around the edges to protect them if they get knocked! A genius idea but not mine, it was Danny’s, the chap in the pictures.

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I decided to wrap it up in a bit more pallet wrap so that the Styrofoam edges would be kept in place.  Now to put it on a pallet.

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I got a bit paranoid at this point and decided that despite it being 100% waterproof I would make it even more waterproof before putting it onto the van.

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Now I have a sad and forlorn gap in Ramcade Sad smile

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