Moving Day 2009

July was a busy month for me, so it’s only now that I finally get a chance to compile my Moving Day pictures and post them.

This group took about 15 minutes to haul a fridge up a flight of stairs. For a little while, it looked like it might end in disaster.

This group took about 15 minutes to haul a fridge up a flight of stairs. For a little while, it looked like it might end in disaster.

Mattresses are a common Moving Day staple - and least likely to be picked up by scavengers

Mattresses are a common Moving Day staple - and least likely to be picked up by scavengers

A moving posse awaiting stuff to haul

A moving posse awaiting stuff to haul

Has ironing gone out of style? (And who needs two ironing boards?)

Has ironing gone out of style? (And who needs two ironing boards?)

Some people just give up and buy all new stuff

Some people just give up and buy all new stuff

Chairs-with-string and grammatically incorrect signage implying authority which does not exist

Chairs-with-string and grammatically incorrect signage implying authority which does not exist

Many people took the opportunity to have carpentry, plumbing and other work done at the same time.

Many people took the opportunity to have carpentry, plumbing and other work done at the same time.

This guy ripped the motor out of a fan to be salvaged - all while smoking a cigarette

This guy ripped the motor out of a fan to be salvaged - all while smoking a cigarette

Liberties with parking

This truck and trailer successfully blocked traffic in three directions at once. Bravo!

This truck and trailer successfully blocked traffic in three directions at once. Bravo!

Creative parking during Moving Day isn’t new. Trucks park on the sidewalk, double-park, park in no-parking zones, and all sorts of other stuff that breaks the rules but tries not to disrupt things too much.

This truck, however, really impressed me by parking diagonally across an entire intersection.

This wasn't a vehicle in motion, this truck is actually parked like this.

This wasn't a vehicle in motion, this truck is actually parked like this.

Traffic heading east was able to get by, assuming it didn't crash into oncoming traffic

Traffic heading east was able to get by, assuming it didn't crash into oncoming traffic.

Seriously folks, there are limits to the kinds of traffic disruption we should be asked to accept.

3 thoughts on “Moving Day 2009

  1. Caroline

    Maybe the 2 ironing boards were from 2 different units?

    And oh my lol at the last one! What the eff was he thinking and why didn’t someone call the cops to have it moved? Yea, cause no one was bothered for more than 10 seconds, but still!

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  2. Manuel

    About the mattresses being “least likely to picked up by scavengers” – that is probably true but not entirely. My son’s best friend is Congolese and his father supplements his income by filling shipping containers to send to Africa filled with laptops, bicycles, cars, lawn-mowers, used clothing and…scavenged mattresses. The mattresses are stripped down, re-upholstered, and sold for 100 dollars a pop!

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