November 19, 2004 HOME

The finish kit arrived!  That was the good news.  As we unloaded it from the Fedex Freight truck, this gapping hole came into view.  Now, I knew somebody else would pay for it if it was damaged, but, Arrrgh!  The Fedex guy was straight up about it.  He was more than willing to take the time to check it out and let me open it before he left.  As you can see, it looked like someone tried to drive a forklift through it.



Step two -- I looked through the hole.  It was clear that something in there got whacked, but I couldn't tell if it was something really awful (like the canopy) or just a bump on nothing.  I was hoping it would be the worst case, but come on, it was clear something go hit hard and that meant something was probably damaged.



I opened up the crate and started carefully moving things around and taking a few big things out.  You can see that these are mostly big pieces and mostly expensive pieces too.

Alas, the point of impact.  You can't see it here, but the intruding object impacted at a point along side the canopy where 4 thicknesses of cardboard and wrapped together with duct tape.  It couldn't have been much closer, but nothing was damaged.  Whew!

That was enough for me.  I spent the rest of the day doing inventory and trying to find safe places for all the parts...


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