Friday, June 24, 2016

The piano's new home

If you look very, very closely you'll see the piano is smiling.  After much anticipation of having James' piano in our living space, it's finally here.  The piano was the biggest reason we added on to our house.  It has spent the past 14 years in our cabin where mice could tickle the ivories when James wasn't.  They also left their calling cards to let him know they'd visited.  Not the best conditions, to say the least.

The piano movers arrived Wednesday afternoon.  There were 5 men, led by Rick DeLange, needed to move an 1100 lb instrument.  After the move he expressed that he approached this job with a bit of trepidation.  He's moved many grand pianos but not many concert grands.  After the piano was resting safely in its new space he told us he had watched piano fail videos the night before.  It's good we didn't think to do that.

I didn't go to the cabin to watch the move out.  I really expected James to be more stressed than he was.  When they arrived back at our house he was smiling and seemed very confident in the mover because, "he was so methodical".  He and Rick both said that was the easy part.  Getting it up our steps to the screened porch presented more of a challenge, though I thought it went rather smoothly.

The piano sounds bigger in this room than it did at the cabin which could be because it's in a bigger space with no rugs.  I think it sounds great.  I think James agrees.

Some friends came by to watch the end of the move and be the first to celebrate the occasion with singing and lots of laughing.  I'm just posting a photo and not the video to protect the innocent.
I look forward to many years of nights like these.  I can't describe how much I loved that the next morning James walked out of our new bedroom a few steps and played Oh What A Beautiful Morning.

1 comment:

  1. And Oh the beautiful days to come. I can't wait to hear the piano, it just looked so amazing the other day when I saw it, and I do think I saw it smile and sigh.