*****I should be able to take in my film today. There are 4 pictures left after JK's birthday, so I'll try to get some good shots of the living room. Be forewarned: I am not a good photographer! We only saw one house last night. I loved the house. It was perfect upstairs, and downstairs just needs some drywall, plaster, and paint. The yard is nothing to swoon over, but it is big enough. If I could have this house (hereafter known as the Mission house) with the yard and location of the Cottonwood house, I'd put an offer on it today.
Tuesday, 8 July 2008
My Beloved Piano
Sometime in the 1960s, my grandparents bought a used piano from a travelling peddler. A Palmer upright grand piano. My mom and her siblings all used it, and then it was passed to my mom when I was growing up. Being the destructive children that we were, my siblings and I artfully added to the gashes and dents. Just before my mom filed for bankruptcy she had me write up a bill of sale and the piano was officially mine, even though I thought I had no room for it. After it was loaned to a homeschool group for about a year, I finally got my piano. I don't know for sure how old it is, but according to the back it was made in Canada sometime after 1893. I would guess 1910s to 1930s. Although my piano is huge, takes up half the living room, and doesn't look its best any more, I still love it. When it's tuned it has great sound. I wish I had the money to restore it.