The last two weeks have been the busiest we have been all summer!
We had our Southern run starting on the 28th of July, lasting through the 5th of August. Our first stops were Chesapeake Virginia and VA Beach to deliver four pianos for Jordan Kitts Music. We then headed to Wilmington, NC for two deliveries of a baby grand piano and a full grand. Wilmington is very beautiful and it was a pleasure traveling through. We then shot over to Atlanta for two more piano deliveries, then hit Tampa, Clearwater, and Sarasota, FL. We stopped for a quick break before continuing on to Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, Pompano Beach, Veto Beach, Port St. Lucie, and St. Augustine for both pickups and deliveries of various size pianos. You have to love traveling by the beaches in Florida! They have to be the most beautiful beaches in the country, especially in Miami, with such lush vegetation and array of colorful flowers scattered about. After leaving Florida we ventured off to Columbia, South Carolina located centrally in the state. Then we headed back to North Carolina to take care of our central and western stops in Raleigh, Carey, Winston Salem, Greensboro, and Asheville, North Carolina. The Blue Ridge Mountains are certainly breathtaking even though it makes for a slow go in the truck. We finally ended up in Blacksburg, VA to pick up a baby grand piano on its way to the northern part of the state. Then we returned back to the office. Wow, what a big trip! In all, we had 28 stops for one of the biggest Southern runs ever at Bob Haynes Piano Moving!
Last week found us back on local routes to the Baltimore, D.C., Northern VA, Harrisburg, Hanover, York, and the Lancaster, PA areas. One of the highlights took place at the Lancaster Bible College in Lancaster, PA. They have a Steinway D which is a 9 foot concert grand located in the chapel behind the stage area. It needed to be moved to a classroom upstairs. Naturally the piano is too large to fit in the elevator, so the stairs were the only path we could take. It took a crew of five very experienced piano movers to tackle the 26 stairs with two turns. It was a slow go and the piano barely had room to make the turns but two hours later we had the piano safely upstairs and set up, playing just like a Steinway D should. The staff were amazed after watching the process and very pleased they could make use of the piano where it was really needed. That’s a very satisfying feeling for us.