"Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat:Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it." - Matthew 7:13,14
It's been a while. Life moves a little too fast for my comfort ....
For those who do not know, we got a free [old] upright piano about 2 months ago. I've been putting off the tuning because I thought it would be very expensive. Our piano teacher recommended someone (Pat's Piano Service here in Omaha) and her prices were within my range :o) so now we are playing on a piano that sounds pretty good instead of one that sounds kind of sick! She came on Tuesday and was wonderful. She spent a lot of time teaching the children - talking to them, answering questions, showing them all about the piano, etc. Tylor already knew quite a bit ... because anyone who knows Tylor knows that he CAN NOT do anything till he knows all about the 'hows and whys'. He spent a lot of time reading about the piano before we got one, but still learned a few things from Pat. She took apart the front of the piano ... I guess I never knew it could come all out like that?! She made it look easy. So, here's pictures of our piano:
The top is off in this picture and leaning against the side:
Here's the inside of it:
A closer look at how the keys are ....
Here's a look at the inside BOTTOM half ... the little panel under there just pulls right off for cleaning!
There you have it! Maybe many of you already know this stuff, but we were sure excited to learn about it! :o)
Here's one more picture. We have a few people staying with us for a short while and the oldest son did the dishes the other day (he's almost 16). I walked in to the kitchen and here's what I saw:
I don't think he could have fit anything else on there!!!! Usually when we have a lot of dishes we'll put a towel on the counter next to the sink for the 'overflow'. I guess he didn't catch on to that little trick. It was a good laugh though ... and then I quickly put them away!