Winterfest Boat Parade 2017 “Broadway on Parade”

Saturday night was the annual Winterfest Boat Parade, and it is called “The Greatest Show on H2O” for good reason. Each year approximately 100 boats take to the South Florida waterways dressed in their holiday finest. Over 1 million people watch from the grandstands and local parties along the New River and the Intracoastal Waterway with many more watching at home. The live webcast is on Sunny TV and WSVN Channel 7 will have it on air on December 16th, Christmas, and New Year’s Eve with countless replays across the country throughout the year. A complete list of airings can be found at https://winterfestparade.com/watch-us/television-airings

This year will mark TWO MEN AND A TRUCK of Fort Lauderdale’s 13th year participating and it is bigger and better than ever. Mother Nature brought the rain earlier in the day but it was cool and clear by the start of the parade and Truckie was able to be on the bow of the boat showing off his moves and waving to fans.

 

Truckie at Winterfest Boat Parade

Truckie on board at Winterfest Boat Parade

With a Broadway theme this year, TWO MEN AND A TRUCK Fort Lauderdale chose “Rock of Ages”. There has always been a bit of a rock n roll theme to the music utilized in both our boat and street parade floats. Plus the movie version of “Rock of Ages” was filmed right here in South Florida.

Dockside parties and decorating abound in the Winterfest Boat Parade

Approaching the Bridge at Commercial Blvd

Approaching the Bridge at Commercial Blvd

 

Visit Lauderdale broadcast the entire parade. You can look for us at about the 27.50 mark.

Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade

We’re live from the Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade in Greater Fort Lauderdale. Join us for all the action from the “Greatest Show on H2O!”

Posted by Visit Lauderdale on Saturday, December 9, 2017

 

 

 

 

Moving a Fridge

Well this is one way of doing it

I moved myself for years before I went to work for a moving company. I confess I never had to move anything larger than mini fridge that would fit in my car. But there are definitely better ways to do it.

1. Unload the refrigerator. No good will come from trying to move it with the carton of milk still in there.

2. Unplug and defrost the freezer. Ironically this is not as hard in a full-size fridge as it is in a mini fridge. In a mini fridge you want to get the ice out of there before it completely melts and you have a different type of mess on your hands.

3. Secure the doors. We use over sized rubberbands that look as if they’re on steroids but there are other options. Bungee cords., rachet straps, etc….

4. Keep it upright. While I feel for this guy and the iron will he must have had to wrestle this refrigerator to the top of an Impala (I think I’m seeing that logo correctly) this is a great way to break the cooling element. They are fickle creatures that may or may not survive being tilted on their side for any length of time. And I can only imagine it is a nightmare on his paint job.

5. Use an appliance dolly. We refer to ours as “Big Red”. This will reduce the amount of strain/backbreaking labor involved in moving it from Point A to Point B. Don’t quote me on this, but I’m pretty sure you can rent them at Home Depot or Lowes.

6. Make sure it is well anchored to the truck (I imagine you’re using a truck) walls to prevent shifting while driving. While this guy get’s brownie points for the wood between his trunk and the fridge I have no idea what is supporting it.

Finally, if you see someone driving down the road and this is what they look like…don’t drive behind them and please send me a picture!!!

If you are looking to move in or out of Greater Fort Lauderdale, Miami, or Boca Raton the only movers to call are TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®

 

Moving a Fridge

Well this is one way of doing it

I moved myself for years before I went to work for a moving company. I confess I never had to move anything larger than mini fridge that would fit in my car. But there are definitely better ways to do it.

1. Unload the refrigerator. No good will come from trying to move it with the carton of milk still in there.

2. Unplug and defrost the freezer. Ironically this is not as hard in a full-size fridge as it is in a mini fridge. In a mini fridge you want to get the ice out of there before it completely melts and you have a different type of mess on your hands.

3. Secure the doors. We use over sized rubberbands that look as if they’re on steroids but there are other options. Bungee cords., rachet straps, etc….

4. Keep it upright. While I feel for this guy and the iron will he must have had to wrestle this refrigerator to the top of an Impala (I think I’m seeing that logo correctly) this is a great way to break the cooling element. They are fickle creatures that may or may not survive being tilted on their side for any length of time. And I can only imagine it is a nightmare on his paint job.

5. Use an appliance dolly. We refer to ours as “Big Red”. This will reduce the amount of strain/backbreaking labor involved in moving it from Point A to Point B. Don’t quote me on this, but I’m pretty sure you can rent them at Home Depot or Lowes.

6. Make sure it is well anchored to the truck (I imagine you’re using a truck) walls to prevent shifting while driving. While this guy get’s brownie points for the wood between his trunk and the fridge I have no idea what is supporting it.

Finally, if you see someone driving down the road and this is what they look like…don’t drive behind them and please send me a picture!!!

If you are looking to move in or out of Greater Fort Lauderdale, Miami, or Boca Raton the only movers to call are TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®

 

Moving Cubicles

So you’re moving your office and you look out in the main office and think:

What the heck do I do with this?

Those cubicles seemed like a good idea when you had them installed.

There are many different ways to tackle this problem but before you get started you need to know two crucial things.

1. What brand are the cubicles?

2. Are they wired for electricity?

The brand name will tell people who know what they’re doing (not all moving companies do) how to take them apart and reassemble them whether you hire the company that originally installed them or your favorite moving company.

Whether or not they are wired for electricity will tell you whether or not you need to call an electrician to disconnect and reconnect them. Can it be done by someone who isn’t an electrician? Sure. But that would also be a good time to check what exactly your insurance policy covers if they accidentally electrocute themselves.

If you are looking to move in or out of Greater Fort Lauderdale, Miami, or Boca Raton the only movers to call are TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®