Tuesday, March 31, 2009

We are the proud owners...

Of a new to us piano! My camera isn't working, of course, though I did finally find it again and plan to drop it off to be fixed on Thursday.
This picture here shows an almost identical one though. Ours is apparently a little newer, 1919 instead of 1909, but it looks almost identical. The carvings on the front and legs are just a little different. And of course ours isn't restored like this one is. But I'm just thrilled to death with it, it's just beautiful. I never figured on anything like this. I thought we'd be picking up a dustier version of the kind of piano my junior high music teacher used. This is lovely dark beautifully carved hardwood! Real ivory keys! It needs to be tuned badly of course, and hopefully we won't find out the innards are damaged. All of the keys are working, that's a good sign, but as little as I know about pianos that doesn't tell me a whole lot.

Moving it was an adventure. This is a BIG piano. There were times I thought we weren't going to make it, and driving down the highway with this ratcheted to the back of my friend's utility trailer was nerve wracking for sure. But it's here. We all survived, and I owe several people a lifetime of favors, but it's here.

4 comments:

Angela M. said...

I'd rather have mine tuned well (haha).

So GLAD your prayers were answered!

J.C. said...

YAY!!!

carmelitemom said...

Awesome Mel! That is a beautiful piano! It is so worth it...even our broken railing that resulted from our piano move. It's on the list to fix one of these days...

Terimisu said...

YEAH!!! I am so happy you got it Melanie. Oh and I cracked up over Maria's save the date!! Ha ha too cute!!!