So the couple invented creative work-arounds. "Anything can be moved with a fulcrum and a big enough lever," says Jim. He built a wood bracket to position pieces of siding, propped up by a long 2×4 that Beth steadied from the ground. To reduce the amount of time things had to be held in place, they drilled holes and started nails beforehand. But their most ingenious feat was transporting a concrete pad 35 feet from the front stairs to the curb by rolling it on fence posts, "just like they did when making the pyramids," says Beth.