Isaac has been taking piano lesson since September and we finally got a piano. He has been using this great keyboard we have that has piano sized keys until now. The keys on the keyboard aren’t weighted though so he has had a hard time actually playing the real thing at his piano lessons. It feels different.
Last weekend we looked on Craigslist to see what we might find and we found a great deal on a little spinet style piano for a whopping $240. Spinets are shorter and smaller, and it weighs a whole lot less too when you pick it up and put it in the back of a pick-up truck to transport it to your home (in the rain). We looked at it and found it to be in good condition. We even talked to a piano technician about if it would be worth it and after describing it he said, “Wow, that is a great deal!” It is a little on the rugged looking side, but we figure that with 3 young boys, we aren’t ready for a beautiful baby grand yet.
So today we got a bunch of guys and a friend with a truck together to help us with the piano transport. It has been sunny all week and today it rained of course. It still made here in one piece and not much more banged up than it was before.
They boys think it is really cool and have already inspected it inside and out. Those hammers look cool inside when you play! Reece already managed to lose his binky behind it. We decided it will be totally broken in when find a binky inside it.
UPDATE: There are pictures of the piano now.
Catherine Hardy February 12, 2007 at 8:01 p.m.
Did you say 3 YOUNG BOYS?!?!!! The last time I saw you you only had one! It's amazing how much life changes and how it has a way of moving on even when you're not paying attention.
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Hope all is well!
P.S. We got a piano over Christmas. I bought it from a friend for Steve. It's old and really needs to be tuned, but it sure is great to have around! Congratulations on your fantastic find!