I'm thinking it's a safe bet to say not everyone has a friend who has his or her own scanning electron microscope.
last year I got a call to come help Dick unload this machine he just
acquired from someone over in Nevada. Using a rented engine hoist, we
managed to lower and scoot the two main components into his garage,
where he's been nurturing the thing back to working status. He actually
has it scanning stuff now, although he says he still has a lot of
fussing left to do.
Now, if I can only find something I need magnified 4,000 times...