18 March 2008

Some assembly required

Just because it's spring break doesn't mean that Daughter gets a break from practicing piano and all things percussion. Normally she has to do her marimba practicing at school, since we don't have one at home due to the cost ($8,000+) and space requirements.

But this break, she got the opportunity to bring home the 4.5 octave concert marimba...IF she could figure out how to take it apart and put it back together.

Daughter really wanted the convenience of practicing at home, so she got instructions on taking it apart from her teacher and home it came...in the back of Spouse's SUV and in approximately 1,000 pieces.

Now that it's back in one piece, I've been enjoying the warm, tropical sounds of this beautiful instrument. It's the perfect cure for the winter blahs.

7 comments:

Sarah C. said...

I bet it sounds wonderful! :)

toners said...

Oooh, I bet the sound is so relaxing - and perfect for bringing a little bit of spring or summer inside!!

Lida said...

What a grat oportunity for her to practice, that sounds tough to put together!

Heather said...

How cool! I have always loved the sound of them and wish I'd been a percussionist rather than a clarinetist! Enjoy!

Linda said...

That is really cool, enjoy the music!

Cheri said...

How neat! Probably much easier on the nerves than listening to certain other instrument practices, too, lol.

Jill/Twipply Skwood said...

That looks beautiful & bet it sounds so nice! I'd be SCARED to take apart, transport, & put back together something that expensive though!