Edwards and the Mullenhour brothers travel down the sidewalk on Elida Avenue toward Edwards’ home.
DELPHOS — Don Edwards had always wanted to learn to play piano. On Wednesday, he found one to suit his liking at the Habitat for Humanity Restore in Lima and brought it home.
Well — almost. The piano fell off the back of the truck just east of Delphos on Elida Road. With no way to get it back on the truck, Edwards and two gentlemen from Restore started pushing the piano toward Elida Avenue, hoping they could get it to Edward’s home on East Third Street.
Then another tragedy struck; one of the casters on the piano broke off.
“I thought it was going to be easy; we’d just push it to my house,” Edwards said. “When the caster fell off I knew we were going to need some kind of lift or tow motor to get it home.”
Enter Kory and Kyle Mullenhour, employees of Buckeye Detailing just up the road from where the piano rested on three casters. The brothers went into action and fired up a tow motor and headed just a block east to pick up the piano and take it to Edwards’ house.
Edwards said he didn’t think the piano suffered any structural damage but would have to be tuned — something he had planned on anyway.
“Now I can take lessons whenever I want,” he said.
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