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Our oven has died. The grill still works, but the actual oven settings just don’t get hot. This, coupled with a dying fridge that just isn’t big enough for a household of three (the shelf on the door has broken off twice thanks to the big bottles of milk we’ve …

Piano

Isn’t it gorgeous? I got out my cello last night for the first time in an age and we played two-thirds of a Haydn piano trio (there being no violinist). I’m well out of practice but it was really good to play again.

Piano soon

The new piano arrives a week today. The room is newly painted and carpeted and the new curtains are on order. There are piles of music books on the floor awaiting the erection of the tall bookcase to put them in. The old piano is sitting in the middle of …

YAY!!!!!

Piano purchased! Or at least, the purchasing process has begun with the sending of a deposit. We had to go to Leeds to find one, but it’s a Bechstein Model V, about a hundred years old, and it’s beautiful! It comes with a 1-year guarantee and a piano stool. We …

Next step toward a piano

So we went to the bank today and got an agreement to borrow some money to spend on a new piano! Yay! Now we just need to find one… In other news, I was going to work on my dissertation tonight but ended up helping Robin code a website for …

Disaster more or less confirmed

We had the regular (more competent) piano tuner round today. He’s fixed it up a bit, but it genuinely can’t be tuned properly – apparently there’s a real danger of explosion if we try. He reckons it is, if not exactly at death’s door, then at least through the gate …

Disaster!

We had a piano tuner round yesterday. (Not the usual one; apparently he was too busy so he recommended someone else.) He declared the piano untuneable and said we’d have to get a new one. Decent pianos are expensive. We’re broke. Robin phoned the usual chap, who said he’d had …