It took a little longer than we’d original planned… ok, a lot longer, but we’ve finally moved in to our permanent home at 740 Valencia St! After doing a bunch of planning, we started packing and moving things on Thursday of last week. We took a bunch of the our semi-portable equipment (melangers, temperers) in the first load:
All loaded up
After that, we packed up a bunch of boxes with all of the stuff we needed and loaded them into the truck:
Caitlin wrangling the pallet jack. Where were they in college?
Tyler and Joey unloading
Me about to drive the truck back to Dogpatch after dropping off a load at Valencia
The real challenge was moving our 2000lb wrapping machine from 1955 as it doesn’t really fit out of the door at the Dogpatch and we weren’t sure if it’d fit past our counters at Valencia. Fortunately, we had amazing help from Snooky and his team (Vic, Mark, and Sean). Snooky and Vic managed to wrangle the machine into the Dogpatch so they were the perfect set of people to help us get it to Valencia:
Snooky, grinning and planning his attack
Just squeaking out the door
We certainly weren’t gonna lift it by hand…
But that didn’t stop us from pretending we were :)
We had about a 1/4 inch to spare on each side!
Wrapping machine in its new home
After moving everything over, we still needed clean things up at the Dogpatch space and set everything up at Valencia.
Todd and Maya setting up tables
Tyler, Chiann, and Maya on the roof ladder
Tod and Lisa did an amazing job giving the Dogpatch space a much needed scrub down and Erica and Lisa (what a champ!) were hugely helpful in getting things set up at Valencia over the weekend. By Sunday, our new space was ready:
(Photo credit: Molly DeCoudreaux)
It’s hard to imagine the move having gone any smoother than it did; thank you so much to everyone who made it happen!