I just met the family who contacted me about the piano. They want it! Piano adoption is complete. It will go to its new home over the weekend, probably, after they figure out whose trailer they can borrow. I met the mom, the dad, and the little girl who’s taking lessons. I think she’s about 8 or 9. Definitely between 7 and 10. They’re very nice people and very appreciative. The little girl was thrilled. Once her dad coaxed her to the keys, she played (mostly messing around (chopsticks and that other thing we used to play all the time (not “Heart and Soul” – the other thing)) and making noise, but it was fun piano noise) the whole rest of the time they were here. They measured (it’ll fit), and I offered to let them go through my piano music when they come back and take what they want (with the exception of a few things I want to hold on to, of course). Family, if there’s any music you want me to hold on to for you, tell me before Saturday. The little girl (the parents don’t play) has been practicing on a keyboard (not full-size), so this is working out perfectly for them. And for me. The piano is going to a good home where it will be put to good use. And of course, I told them all about its history (including the cracked harp and the messed up finish). I told them I checked with you guys before making this decision, and the mom asked me to pass on her thanks. So, thanks, family, for letting me give our piano to a new family to love.
Am I getting too maudlin?