Friday, March 4, 2011

Operation Move The Piano -Success!

George has been wanting a piano for years. The whole time we were living with my parents he asked about getting my grandmas piano about once a month.
The piano was with family. We talked with them over the holidays, and lucky for us they were willing to part with it. George and I were waiting for tax return money before we moved it. Hey, it's expensive to move a piano! After many phone calls, emails etc, I was able to set up the move, without telling George! After we got the money in, he would ask me every few days if I had called about moving it yet. I tried to put him off, telling him I hadn't called that day, writting myself notes etc to remember to call.....
Well, yesterday was the big move day! I had to wait for George to leave for work, then get started on moving our bookshelf. Ugh, that was not so fun. Luckily it didn't have to go very far.
Then cleaning up and vacuuming before the piano arrived at 1030. The movers said it was the heaviest upright they have ever had to move. They guessed it was about 800-900lbs.

Tada!

This piano is so beautiful, I just love it. I'm going to visit my Grandma this weekend and hopefully she can give me a refresher on the history. I know it was given to her when she was young (not sure what age) by her brother. It's a Chickering piano from about 1895.

Norah really likes it! She askes to play it all the time.

And she's super cute sitting there, so serious!

She's going to have long fingers like her Momma, it'll make playing easier.

I think she was getting a little tired of me taking pictures...

SUPRISE!!!!

Norah had to show Daddy how to play with this new toy!

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Not bad for not playing in forever!

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And a bonus video, because she's just too cute

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4 comments:

Emily Marie said...

That is so great! And I love Norah's foot action in the end of the video! :) Great surprise Lynnette! You guys are a great family! :)<3

Olivia Heilmann said...

Hurray! What a great surprise. :) I love it. I love hearing Georgie play Christophories Dream...even if he is a little rusty. Beautiful. And Miss Norah! What a silly!!!

nAnnie-Laurie :-) said...

such a SUPER surprise <3 :-) you are GOOD <3 :-D and OH how I love it when my kids come to visit and play my 'ol clunker -- someday I'll even tune it up (HA!)

Mina said...

Lynnette...my heart is very full tonight. I have been catching up on family blogs. I wanted to say how grateful I am to you for making my precious brother so happy and how much I love you and your sweet, beautiful family. You are amazing.