So I know I just said that I was using the blog for personal entries only, but sometimes work and home cross paths. So, bear with me for a moment...
I was contacted by someone who was interested in integrating some elements of music into her session. That got my mind whirling. And that can be a scary thing!
So I threw it out there that I was looking for a piano and I got a lot of responses. (Thank you to those of you that offered or knew of an available piano.) My plan was to gut it and then be able to move it more easily.
If you know me, you know I'm a bit of a procrastinator. Not on most things, but the big projects. Like the term paper in college, or the 4 dozen batches of cookies for school...you know, stuff you can get done when you stay up way past your bedtime.
And in this case, I'll admit, I procrastinated a bit. But you know, how hard can it be to gut a piano?
Here's a picture I posted on Instagram without the arrows and commentary. (Feel free to follow me...twischropp....I'm sure it's more entertaining from the outside looking in!)
To my credit, I had no idea that this piano was full of metal. But I guess I didn't really know what most pianos are full of. Our piano is all wood, so I assumed they all were.
I couldn't find a date anywhere on the piano, but I did find a ticket from the last time it was tuned. Any guesses??
So Craig & I started cleaning it out. Honestly....this is about as far as we got.
If you're schweamish, be aware....piano guts ahead. ;-)
Thank goodness, there was someone nearby to help him load the thing on the back of the truck. He figured it must have been about 400 pounds. This is about the time I was starting to stress out.
Maybe I didn't mention, that the session this piano was going to be used for was scheduled for about 2 hours later. ....yeah....
With it loaded on it's back and strapped down, we went to the person that can do anything in my eyes. :-)
Two hours, a lot of sweat, and multiple tools later, it was cleaned out!
Seriously, I like owe them more than a couple batches of cookies. They ended up having to break the cast iron in half, after all the slugs, screws, and bolts were taken out.
But we were on our way with plenty of good light left!
And the shots we got.....some of my favorite...ever! ;-)
So if you need a piano, I can hook you up! ;-)
Not to mention, I have the best husband, brother, and nephew ever! ;-)
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