Sunday, October 22, 2006

A musical Interlude



A sweet custodian/security guard at Drew's school gave us a piano. That's right, he gave one to us. We were actually looking on Craig's list for a used one for Christmas -- they seemed around 600 dollars for a cheaper model. We will have to get it tuned, but Conner's already had his first lesson (John Tompson, the same book I did) and did a little theory. Tonight, during prayers he asked Heavenly Father to make him better at the piano and to bless the man that brought it to us. So far, so good. :) I'll give him a couple weeks til' he's yelling obscenities and saying he doesn't want to practice. I think that's how long it took my brother.


Since this family is never short on music -- I got a babysitter last night, and went to Drew's band competition in San Jose. It was nice, I'd never been to a full competition (i've been to a few, but I've had kids molesting me the whole time) -- so it was nice to see how it all works here. The band did a great job, they have a really hard show this year, so I bet once they clean it up and everything they're gonna rock it hard.
And now, it's time to kick Drew off the piano so I can watch some Tivo.

9 comments:

  1. I love that Conner wanted Heavenly Father to bless the janitor/custodian. So cute! What a nice thing for him to do too. All I can say is, "Here we go, up a row, to a birthday party..."

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  2. That's a pretty sweet piano you got yourselves there...
    Amazing how things like that happen, eh?

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  3. Congrats on the piano! Very exciting! AND we have the same entertaiment unit... exciting times!!

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  4. Wahoo. And how may I ask to you find a corner to stick it in. I don't have another 10inches to spare in this joint.

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  5. Anonymous9:38 AM

    Yeah, I remember those days of HATING to practice. My mom used to set the timer on the microwave and I couldn't get up from the piano until it beeped. I still have nightmares!

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  6. congrats on the free piano!!! So cool and that guy definitely deserves blessings.

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  7. cool! Gotta love having a piano!

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  8. eliza turner9:07 PM

    Sweet deal on the piano. I also learned to play using the John Tompson books (left over from my mother when she was young).

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  9. Hey - there was a high marching band parade last weekend in Santa Cruz. Was your husband's band in that?

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