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.