This past Tuesday my Dad and I headed to Merriam Music in Vaughan to pick up my two brand new Kawai K15 pianos!!!!
Every time I told someone I was going to Toronto to get two new pianos they gave me this weird look, or said something like,
"How do you expect to play two pianos at the same time?"
I smiled and replied that I don't expect to play two pianos at the same time, but I need multiple pianos for my music studio that I have opened. There's not point having a music studio if you don't have instruments to teach lessons with! So, hence the necessity for two pianos. Not to mention Merriam gave me an incredible deal. I would highly recommend them if anyone is ever interested in purchasing a piano! Their showroom is beautiful.
The first thing we had to do was pick up our Uhaul trailer in North Bay. Then we drove and drove and drove. At least we got to stop at Tim Horton's in Burks Falls :).
After stopping at the showroom to pay the remaining balance that I owed for the pianos, we drove over to their warehouse. It's massive and it is FILLED with pianos! Hundreds of them. Loading the pianos on the Uhaul was easy because they had a fork lift. It was just a matter of lifting them up and driving them in. Then Dad tied a bunch of tie down straps around them so they wouldn't shift during the drive home.
Unloading them was slightly more difficult than the load had been. Dad and Pastor Bauserman got them out and on a cart to wheel them into my store, but I couldn't watch. Even though they were in crates they were still awkward to handle and heavy, and all I could think of was it sliding off the cart or tipping over and we would have a piano smashed into a million pieces laying in my parking lot!
I didn't need to worry though. They got both of them inside just fine, but there was a lot of grunting and groaning and pushing and pulling! Doesn't it look pretty? All black and shiny ready to be played. I'm not a huge fan of the glossy black finish. I can see lots of dusting in my future, but it does look nice.
Close up of the Kawai (pronounced kuh-why). So, we got one of them into the back room fine, but the other one is sitting in my waiting area right now. The hallway is too narrow to turn it and get it into the middle rooms. The plan is to move my big piano out of my studio and into the waiting area, and move in the new piano. Then I'm going to try and sell my old one.
Other good news for my business is that I now have a guitar teacher! There seems to be a lot of interest in North Bay in guitar lessons, and I had a teacher contact me last week. We met yesterday, and I'm hoping I will be able to get students booked for him. I'm also booking students for flute, clarinet, or saxophone lessons. If you're interested call the Academy.
And the last bit of good news. Yesterday Mom and I went to Sudbury, and I got...
YES!!!! Vanilla Latte... so yummy!