About 4 or 5 years ago, I found a piano on Craigslist – for ONE DOLLAR! I contacted the seller, made arrangements to get it and low-and-behold, I was once again a piano owner! As my husband loves to point out, a piano that costs $1 still weighs the same as one that costs thousands. Especially when said musical instrument must be hefted from the depths of a seller’s
As is typical, the $1 purchase led to a $160 bill from an excellent tuner (oh, how I wasn’t prepared for that afternoon of c,c,c,c,c,c,d,d,d,d,d,d#,d#, d#, and to think my baby girl slept through the whole ordeal!).
Today, it still sits, always open and waiting for to be played. Though it likely needs to be tuned again, both kids spent a few moments plunking away this afternoon. I’m thankful for music and for the opportunities to share it with those I love. And come Christmas time, I’m oh-so-grateful for the (limited) ability to sing carols with the family.