Friday, July 18, 2008

It's OK

The piano, that is. And we're happy about that.

Let me explain.

After the movers left, we sat down to play the piano and discovered that the left 1/3 part of the keyboard was locked up.... I was so upset. Why didn't I test it better before they left? What's wrong with me?? I heard someone playing it so I thought it was fine, but I didn't test the whole keyboard! Ahhhhh... so, yeah, I was upset.

We talked to some friends who have a grand also and they thought we shouldn't worry. Something similar happened to theirs when it was delivered and a piano tuner guy was able to fix it. I took some deep breaths.

Later I called a man that I found through google who restores and tunes pianos. On his website it also said that he's worked on Knabe pianos, that's what ours is, so I felt pretty secure that he'll know what he's doing. I talked with him on the phone and he tells me not to worry, he thinks he should be able to fix it.

He came over yesterday. Took off a few pieces from the front, gently pulled on the keys... and voila, it was just like it was before. Yay!

Now we just have to decide if we want to put some money into it and restore it. I guess it's possibly around 100 years old and it will take a LOT of money to make it really pretty. He said the keys would practically glow in the dark, after he gets done with it and the wood.. well, it would be really beautiful if we decide to do that.

We'll see, we have to think about it for a while.

Right now I'm just so happy that it's working :)


Sierra Mama said...

We have a piano that is almost 100 years old also and we're wanting to have it restored also. $2000 is a lot of money to put into it but I SO want to see it restored to its original state... ((sigh)) someday.

Glad yours is playing well again!

Madeline said...

I love that picture. What a relief that it is ok.

mindy said...

I am so relieved for you. I also love that picture! Abbie just belongs there. that a tan I see on that beautiful alabaster Minnesota skin or is it just the ambient lighting????

kelli said...

sierra mama, this restoration is unfortunately a lot more than $2000 :(

and Mindy, I think it's the ambient lighting *g*

Ronnie said...

Glad your piano is okay! Glad you're getting settled in.

Missed you guys (more than usual) last week!