Friday, March 12, 2010
Tickle my Ivory Keys
I had a love/hate relationship with piano growing up. I loved when I could play beautiful pieces on the piano, but hated the practicing. Now that I am on my own and not being "forced" (ok, that word is a little harsh) to take lessons, I really wish I had a piano to play around on. Colby and I have been looking around on craigslist for several months for a piano. We found a few that would work okay, but always passed them over because we had no where to put it. Now that we are in a house a piano is more of a realistic idea. While Darren and Brittany were here Colby found a piano online for sale about 15 miles away. We hurried over to see it and with Brittany's help I was able to decide make a decision to buy it. It is a 1987 Baldwin upright console piano with minimal aesthetic damage. The sound quality is great, besides needing a good tuning. Luckily (for us, not Darren) we had some extra helping hands this weekend so Colby and Darren were able to move it into our home. I absolutely love having a piano and find myself practicing daily...something I never thought would be the case years ago.
I am grateful for the years of lessons my parents paid for and pushed me through as a child. Hopefully I can get back to the level I used to be.