Sunday, July 18, 2010

The day the music died…

Well we have been selling a lot of items on craigslist and we also already had two garage sales… and as I mentioned in the last post there isn’t much left to throw away.  So what is next?  The BIG stuff… and the first to go (besides my table saw – it went in a garage sale) is our piano.100_3297Well it went on craigslist about three weeks ago… and after several “I am interested” emails I finally had a serious inquiry and a fellow and his wife came by to look at it.  A really nice Asian couple… she looked over the piano very carefully and you could tell she knew living roomwhat she was doing. When it was all over we agreed to a price and they will come pick up the piano on August 1st… There is no doubt this piano will be loved because she was a very gifted piano player… I can hear the music now…

… bye bye Miss American Pie… I drove my Chevy to the levy and the levy was dry…

I would have very much like to keep our piano…

But I knew I was out of luck… The day the music died…


  1. It's good to know that someone bought your piano that will appreciate it, use it and take good care of it. Hang in there! Sometimes this gets hard.

    Mike & Gerri (happytrails)

  2. Oh it's so nice that someone else will love and appreciate your piano!

    I know I will feel the same twinges when I sell off my looms. But ya know what? I can always buy another loom or two when we come back off the road. Plus I am taking along my favorite table loom that stows easily in our basement compartments. And I have friends all over the country with looms that I can stop and visit and weave on.

    I bet you can find pianos to play all over as you travel. Even churches have them if you wish to stop in for a weekday visit. For a small donation you could probably play to your heart's content! Same with community centers, senior centers or even a music store!

    And there will always be another piano for sale too if the time comes for you to come off the road!

    Karen and Steve
    (Our Blog) RVing: Small House... BIG Backyard

  3. I'm sorry you had to sell your piano. It's hard getting rid of the things we love to go RVing. Maybe you can consider getting a small keyboard to play if the mood strikes you.


  4. I just can't imagine my husband selling his audio system. He spent more on it than most people have spent on new cars, but if we want to make this work he will have to. Even if we decided to only go for a couple of years, the size of the components and speakers are not going to work in a small house or condo.

    Glad you sold the piano. I guess if the sale of the house had gone thru last month these things would be even harder.

  5. ahhh! thanks for all the concerns... but it wasn't me that played the piano it was bought for my daughter who played it sparingly; but when played it sounded delightful... so it is more of just parting with another cherished item which we must do one at a time till we can fit the remainder in a small house on wheels...

  6. Glad you found a musician for the piano and can see that it is in good hands.