Monday, October 19, 2009

Music in the Making

Last weekend I had a life changing event. We bought our first piano( was actually a graduation gift...thank you so much mom)! Why is it life changing? Our home can now be full of music and hopefully our kids will learn how to play the thing!

I had seen the ad on craigslist and Phil and I went and saw it. It was a nice looking piano and the tone was quite nice but the pedal kind of bugged me a little bit. I told the guy how I honestly felt about it and told him that we were still going to look around. A week or two passed by and I hadn't looked for any other pianos in the meantime when I received an email from him again saying that the piano was still available and that he was willing to negotiate on price. I emailed him back asking if he'd be willing to drop the price $150 and he said it was ours. Phil went and picked it up and we've used it almost every day since we got it. The more I play it, the more I fall in love with it. I guess I'm just going to have to get used to the pedal. The other downside is that the keys don't have a cover so I guess I'll have to get used to kids plunking on it all the time! What better way to get them to learn to love music, right? :)