Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Southward movement

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The October 1 theme day for our City Daily Photo bloggers is about movement.

I'll never forget my moving day, August 5, 2013, when I said farewell to the Jerusalem Hills.
There was a lot of movement that day as three strong movers shlepped my stuff to their truck.


Mohammad used the tumpline technique to full advantage.


 If I had known that's how they do it, maybe I would have looked for stronger boxes.
But miraculously, nothing broke.


 The most fun was getting to ride in the cabin of the truck with the guys (since I have no car, they had no choice but to take me along with the boxes).


We drove south and reached Meitar in the Negev in less than two hours.
Then the unloading began -- more movement.
The men worked quickly, efficiently, and with good humor.
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Good work, HaMovil HaArtsi team! Thanks!
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(More pictures of the movers are here in an earlier post.)
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24 comments:

Sara said...

I've never seen that method of moving before, except on your blog. I guess you really have to know what you are doing and have a good sense of balance or it could end in disaster!

Gerald (SK14) said...

wow they must be strong for that

Jim said...

How interesting. Great for theme day.

paul said...

I moved house only a few times, but those days are best forgotten! Interesting pictures and action!

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

I didn't realize you didn't live in Jerusalem Hills anymore. Oh well, that hasn't seemed to hinder your ability to send great posts to the world!

Cloudia said...

And the rest is history!




ALOHA from Honolulu
ComfortSpiral
=^..^= . <3

William Kendall said...

I have never heard of the tumpline method either!

Petrea Burchard said...

I hope everyone ends up with a good, strong back!

Oakland Daily Photo said...

I'm awestruck at the strength and assuredness displayed by the movers. Perfect for the theme.

Jen Masssey napierdailyphoto.blogspot.co.nz said...

interesting take on the theme and post

I like learning new things :)

VP said...

I remember well you moving to the south, but the only idea of packing things for moving scares me...

Spiderdama said...

Special way to move! Good choice for movement

Peter van den Besselaar said...

Seems good work! And good workers.

Sharon Anck said...

I'd say Mohammad has a very strong back.

Lynette said...

You’ve made a great Theme Day post. I\'m glad you picked this to share with us.

Hels said...

Moving home is always a bit traumatic, even when the move is by choice. There is nothing to mark the end of the Old Life quite as clearly as strangers pulling your house apart and taking your treasures away.

Strong and Rahe measured Life Event Anxiety in approx the following order, from worst to easiest:
1. Death of a beloved spouse
2. Birth of a baby
3. Divorce
4. Moving House...

right down to
100. Getting a speeding ticket.

Gunn said...

Gosh! That is iron man!

Karl Demetz said...

Wow, Dina!
This is a good one, the movement will be slow, but very intense and arduous.

Birdman said...

Yikes! My back is sore just looking at your 'theme shot'. At least this is a way to move a lot of stuff FAST!

Tom said...

Oh my! I knew there was a reason that I'm not in the moving business. Thanks for reminding me. Tom The Backroads Traveller

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Gosh this post brought back memories Dina.. growing up in Africa I've seen the 'trumpline' method of carrying before but just didn't realise that's what it was called :) Lot's of movement going on there!

Kay said...

It always amazes me how strong the movers are. I hope I never have to move again. I'm glad they did a good job for you.

Babzy said...

wow , i'm impressed !

maryaustria said...

Wow! I have never seen such a method but it´s very effective!