Friday, November 7, 2008

Reasons for not Tuning your Piano


Our piano hasn't been tuned for 2 years. It costs over $100 to get it tuned each time, and it hasn't been high on my list of things to spend a C-note on. Cali was giving Nyah a piano lesson the other day, and finally broke down and said, "Mom, there are some keys that don't even play anymore! It makes it kind of difficult to practice!" So, I called the piano tuner and scheduled an appointment.

Today's the day for the tuning. I woke up thinking about all the things I was going to get accomplished today. After all, Friday is my cleaning day. But . . .

What do you do for 2 hours while the piano tuner is tuning your piano?

A. Clean the house (Can't really do that cuz I might make too much noise and he won't be able to hear to tune it properly.

B. Sew on Ian's Cub Scout patches (That only took 2 minutes; I've got 118 minutes left).

C. Make lunch (I don't have any food in the house, but I can't leave to get any cuz the piano man is here).

D. Take a shower (Can't cuz the piano man is here).

E. Play the piano (Obviously not!)

F. Plan my YW lesson (Can't concentrate with that constant banging on the piano keys).

G. Give Biscuit a bath (Can't, cuz Biscuit hates the piano man and barks ferociously).

H. Call someone on the phone (Can't hear the other person talking cuz of the piano playing).

I. Get out some old bubble wrap and pop it really loud outside in the backyard to get over the frustration I feel about the 2 hour piano tuning and let Carson join in and eventually take a nap on the bubble wrap since he can't sleep inside because the piano tuning is still going on and it has now been 2:14:32.

5 comments:

Vanessa said...

He just left. 3:10:06. It is truly a record for most time spent tuning a piano. The guy I used to have come tune the piano did the job in about 30-40 minutes. The funny thing is . . . they both charged the same!

Memzy said...

Ewe. I'm glad I only have a keyboard. Congrats on the completion!

homegirl said...

Oh no, I desperately need my piano tuned. You have given me, sad news. :(

Kristin said...

I finally figured out how to leave you a comment. Yay! Keep the entries coming. I love the updates. I made the baguette recipe, very delicious. I have lots of dance parties to the songs on your page here. You've always had great taste in music.

amy said...

LOL! LOL! That is to funny! How are you so funny?! Next time you don't have food in your house and the piano man is there, just wonder across the street and I'll get you fed ;)