Unloading the "small" block - only 5000 lbs / by Mike McCarthy

So when Rick called me to let me know he was on his way to the studio he asked "Did you know you were getting 2 stones?" No, I did not know I was getting two stones. I knew about the 24000 pounder. I also knew I had two 17000 pound stones that were going to come sometime next month. I asked how heavy the small stone was the second stone. I knew how much work I had in getting the first one cut 24000 pounder cut down and knew I did not have room for the 17000 pounder yet. He said, "Its a small one...its only 5000 pounds." I breathed a sigh of relief. I told him to bring it on down. I could manage that. 

It was just 6 years ago that I started back carving stone and I thought 150 pounds was WAY too heavy!