I want to be in that same number…

I want to be in that same number…
Ok friends, listen to this. The other day, a friend offered me a free piano. She was moving to a house that already had a piano, and who needs two pianos? The only condition was we would have to move it. “Yeah, no problemo! A free piano! Woot!” I thought to myself. Then I shared the news with my husband, who was way less excited.
 “I don’t want to move a piano,” he said.
 “But it’s free!” said I.
 “But it’s heavy.” said he.
 “But, I don’t think you understand. Try to follow me here. It’s FREE! And it’s a PIANO!”
 “You don’t even play the piano,” he said.
 “All the more reason to GET a piano!” I replied, humbly refraining from reminding him that I can indeed play at least half of “Oh When the Saints Go Marching In.”
 “Not going to do it.” he replied.
 I was seriously distressed, and pouted for a long time, which makes me think that I need to learn how to pout more cutely or something, because my husband is totally immune to my pouting.

Anyway, the point of the story is this: Don’t you think I’m right? A free piano is worth the trouble? Arg. I get agitated every time I think of it.

Which brings us, finally, to Cassie’s piano redo! It’s beautiful! Check out her blog HERE to see how far it’s come. She even re-keyed it! Great job. Play one for me, Cassie!



  1. July 26, 2010 / 10:36 PM

    I HATE to say this, but I have to agree with your husband. A piano is a massive piece of furniture. If you can’t play the piano, it can’t be used for anything else. It’s not even a good shelf. Plus it takes up an incredible amount of visual space. You’ll be tired of it in a year, and then you’ll be begging someone to take it from you.

  2. July 26, 2010 / 11:00 PM

    A free piano!
    I think a piano in the house is the most wonderful thing. I aquired a free one years ago, brought it home and played around with it for years. I learned a couple of songs too.

    I loved when someone came over who could sit down and play it. And maybe teach me a quick song on it. Find some burly neighbors or rent Two-Men-And-A-Truck or something like that.

    The piano is my FAVORITE instrument!

  3. July 26, 2010 / 11:30 PM

    I agree with you!! A free piano is great!! If you lived in Baltimore you could have many free pianos! I see a free one every couple of days here!

  4. July 26, 2010 / 11:31 PM

    My piano is still at my parent’s home where my DB and SIL live now. I resisted the urge to move it since it was huge and my hubby said it was too heavy to move as well. It worked out OK for me though since my nephew and niece learned to play it!
    If I HAD brought it home I would totally have painted it off white and freaked my brothers out! 😀
    Sorry you didn’t get your freebie!
    Thanks for sharing! :o)

  5. July 26, 2010 / 11:33 PM

    Also… your husband soundED like mine! I always pout when I don’t get my way! Like for real pouting!! One day he got really angry when I asked him to go get something for me, and I LEFT HIM! Like packed my bags left him! I told him if he was not going to participate in my love for free and help me with my hobby I did not want to be with someone who hindered me! YEP walked right out the door!! After several hours of driving around (ahaha) he begged me to come home! And he has been very willing to help and push me in the right direction when it comes to my hobby! He was so tired the other day and I asked him if he minded going to get something for me and he jumped up “NO not at all! Whats the address” and was out the door and back with the stuff in 30 minutes!! I said now wasn’t that so much easier then arguing with ME! =)

  6. July 27, 2010 / 2:11 AM

    I’m so sorry you never got the free piano. I’m on your side on this one – it was free and piano’s are just beautiful to look at even if you can’t play. I’ve got the chorus of Chariots of Fire and bits of The Rose I can still play and consider that worth owning a piano! I also have to say that its so good to know that someone else’s husband is as skeptical about these kinds of things as mine is. I wouldn’t have gotten the free piano either. 🙂

  7. July 27, 2010 / 2:53 AM

    I LOVE the pouting – too fun!


  8. July 27, 2010 / 4:23 AM

    I’ve been playing piano for 24 years, and I don’t have one… so I would have jumped all over it!!! LOL

  9. July 27, 2010 / 4:58 AM

    I had a piano about 20 years ago. I helped move it once. Never again. The only way I’d get a piano again is if I had the room (I don’t) and if professionals moved it. 🙂

  10. July 29, 2010 / 1:10 AM

    Ok, I had EXACTLY the same conversation with my hubby a year ago…but….I won! It’s a little worse for wear, and the boys busted off a pedal moving it to our house. After seeing this post though I might just try and fix ‘er up a little!

  11. July 30, 2010 / 9:04 PM

    In the early 90’s, my parents were moving to an apartment and I kept asking my mom, “What are you going to do with the piano”? She was never sure, and finally the day of their move came and she admitted she had never made arrangements to sell or donate it. My dad told me we could have it (FREE PIANO) but we would have to move it… so I spent a hundred dollars paying two movers to move into my tiny home… indeed it was a major piece of furniture, but we did have a spot for it at that point and I did play (at least when I was younger). Anyway, we moved it in and… about 18 months later it was completely destroyed in the first of two floods we endured at that house. We had to back a truck up to our sliding patio door and shove it out the door onto the truck, then drive it around the house and dump it on the curb to be picked up by the city. I can tell you one thing for sure: there are few sounds sadder than a piano being crushed in a garbage truck. (PS – call me a glutton for punishment, but I would LOVE to have another one! LOL)

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