The rental property we were living in this past year had a piano. Since moving into our new house I have been missing having a piano and so I’ve been scouring Gumtree and eBay for another one. I found and bought one last week for £50. It’s just a second-hand upright piano but a reasonably good make and more than adequate for me. However getting it to our house has proved tricky. It needs to come upstairs and no-one wants to do that. The only piano movers I could find are in Fife and it’s going to cost £450 which seems a lot given how much the piano itself cost. However it’ll be worth it in the end to have a piano again.
The only worry is that they won’t be able to get the thing upstairs. Our house is Victorian and so the doorways and stairs and hallways are all fairly wide and spacious but when you come in the front door there’s a sharp turn to the right and then the stairs up. Will the piano make it around that corner? If it doesn’t then I’m not sure what I’ll do. Stick it in the summer house in the backyard?
Once when I was young I tried to move my Granny’s piano which was an old upright. I just wanted to move it about half a metre and I tried pushing it but the thing didn’t move an inch. So I put my back up against it and pushed with my feet on the wall opposite. All that happened was I put my foot through the wall. The piano remained where it was.
I got some great dresses at the opshop recently. Here are a couple. The first is 50% wool and so comfortable. The second is totally impractical for Scotland and I’ll probably never wear it. But it’s really nice 🙂