So Nana/Papa found an upright, Kimball piano for $200 in Peoria, buying it from an older couple near where they live. My parents rented a small moving truck one-way and drove it up today with stuff they want me to unload at our next garage sale. Charlotte was so excited as she had no idea the musical instrument she hopes to play was coming. But whether it gets to the basement, that’s the rub. I recruited a recently graduated co-worker and two of his friends to move the piano from the truck to our basement for $100–after a local moving company was going to charge $95 an hour with a 2-hour minimum plus gas. I didn’t want to pay more for the move than what the piano costs. Well it was so heavy we had to get two neighbor guys to help, five men total, move it just to our garage. Papa oversaw the process–with two knee replacements Nana wanted his hands off it. I still paid my co-worker and his friends the promised amount. So now I’m out $100 and the piano is still sitting in our garage. Guess I should have gone with the professionals.
Posted under Baby Thomas: Month 53
This post was written by Tara on November 21, 2012