my LGS also said the takin into the house was not part of his deal. get some really strong heavy duty straps. as many of your big beefy friends as you can. and go slowly. otherwise find a professional mover.
I have been a silent witness
to all of America's finest hours.
But my finest hour comes
when I am torn into strips and used as bandages
for my wounded comrades on the battlefield,
When I fly at half-mast to honor my soldiers,
Or when I lie in the trembling arms
of a grieving mother
at the graveside of her fallen son.