Thursday, July 15, 2010

Our "New" Piano

One of my dreams has always been to learn to play the piano, but kind of figured it would be a good idea to get a piano first. Todd's Aunt Diane and Uncle Mitch wanted to get rid of their piano and offerred it to us for free. This was a couple of months ago. Why did it take so long to get it to our house??? We tried moving it ourselves a couple of times. The problem is, it had to be moved out of their basement and up their steps and then into our basement, which luckily has a walk out. Well we couldn't do it. And I threw up in my mouth a little when I found out what various places charged to move a piano (have to pay for a minimum of 2 hours). We debated for quite awhile on what to do because this "free" piano certainly wasn't going to be free anymore. Todd found a place to do it cheaper but the money still made me faint at heart. I seriously wanted to back out. Todd said we were doing it anyway. (Sometimes I love a take charge kind of guy). So this morning, it took a whole whopping 45 minutes for the movers to transport it and we are now $322 poorer. Yes, it's a freakin' ripoff but the boys are thrilled to pieces and I'm already dreaming of composing my first piece.
My OCD is kicking in because I look at these pictures and see something glaringly wrong. It's not centered under the artwork. It's killing me.....must move it now. Is it wrong that I'm already excited to start "decorating" the top of it?? I see all kinds of cool arrangements. Of course most of them won't be possible as two little furry balls of trouble would probably ruin it.
Now lets see if we can get some piano lessons in the budget!!!

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Mom said...

Hope you enjoy the piano-all the years I did on piano and organ...dont miss NOT playing now. Good luck on learning-not too hard once you can read the music

Aunt Cindy said...

very cool....I hope you enjoy it for many years to come and over that time the cost of moving it seems like a bargain b/c you can't imagine your life without it. (for that cost, you shouldn't have told them you have a walk out basement--hehehe)

Beth said...

Yeah! Hope you enjoy it! I LOVE ours...and play it most days. Now just to get the kids interested in lessons:)

Maybe we could start a band;)

Henny Youngman said...

I heard Todd want a a big pianist in the house.

Dianna said...

It is a beauty...but I can hardly gaze upon the photo because the piano isn't centered. ; )