Pianos and dresses

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 🙂

Photo on 17-12-2015 at 11.56

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11 thoughts on “Pianos and dresses

  1. Pianos are a pain to move! But think how much enjoyment it will give you, it will be well worth it.
    Global warming :-0 and your dress will be just fine for Scotland. I run from the station to work and the last few days I have arrived at work absolutely boiling.

  2. It will be worth all the effort to be able to play the piano again. 🙂
    When my daughter and I were moving ours to another room, I made a ‘template’ out of newspaper, the exact size of the piano, just to see if it could be moved round those tricky corners. Bit difficult for you, as you don’t actually have the piano yet, but might be worth checking it out.
    Love the dresses too, and I’m sure you’ll get to wear the summer one 🙂

    1. I’m not organised enough to do the template. I’m not even sure of the dimensions of this piano plus I like to take risks 🙂

      I’ll keep you posted though and I’m so looking forward to having a piano again.

  3. You could save your second outfit for summer?

    I hope your piano makes it to your living room. Although I can’t tell how, I can pray 🙂

    Your otherwise awesome blog design probably needs a better quality header image to complement it 🙂

  4. That’s so funny that you put a hole in the wall trying to move a piano. Really hope you’re able to get the piano where you want it.

    I absolutely love your dresses. They look great on you!

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