Today we brought the rock into ECA. The operation went surprisingly smoothly, with weeks of preparation slotting into place more or less without a hitch. A momentary setback occurred when the rock got stuck on a drain cover, but the problem was quickly resolved to the many helping hands who were ready to assist.
I believed some of the technicians enjoyed the process in spite of themselves. Many thanks to them for their assistance, and to my fellow students for moral support.