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New Year, Old Piano

A couple of years ago my mom decided she didn’t have room anymore for the old piano that my sister and I learned to play, so she asked me if I wanted it. Of course I said yes, you all know how much I love old things that have sentimental value. Sentimental value is really the only thing of value, because it’s not an expensive brand or anything like that, it’s just valuable to me and my memories. I spent many hours practicing those darn scales and “How Great Thou Art”. I even have my old metronome that I hated so much as a kid…tick, tick, tick……

I’m not sure if you caught the first few words, “a couple of years ago”. Yeah, that’s how long it took Donnie to actually get it into the house. It’s been in storage this whole time! As much as I want to completely blame him, I can’t. I’ve been busy as well and I knew that moving it into the house would require moving a lot of things around and rearranging, so I didn’t push the matter too much.

cabinetI knew all along I wanted it in the entry, but then, of course, that led to what to do with the cabinet in the entry. You know, it is like a snowball effect; one thing leads to another and another and another. I’m happy to report that it turned out just the way I envisioned. I moved the cabinet to the kitchen/breakfast area where I revamped and actually put it to use of how it was intended—to hold china and crystal. I’ve had all that stored away in my cabinets, so now I’m thrilled to have them out for easy access. Donnie is even more thrilled to have the cabinet empty for all his water bottles and workout goo.
I still have to rearrange the office for another small cabinet I had to move into there, but overall I am happy with the much-needed change that didn’t cost me anything besides a little hard work. Well, I take that back, I did buy a vintage mirror from Traci Barnes to put above the piano, but I’ve had my eye on that for about a year, so I’ve really just been looking for an excuse to buy it anyway!

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