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#1460065 - 06/20/10 09:25 PM Sitting here waiting.....  
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for my new piano to arrive........they are 24 minutes late :o(

Sorry but I am so excited I had to do something haha

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#1460103 - 06/20/10 11:02 PM Re: Sitting here waiting..... [Re: MichelleM]  
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I don't blame you. I'd be counting the minutes too.


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#1460104 - 06/20/10 11:04 PM Re: Sitting here waiting..... [Re: La Vega]  
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I know you are excited and thrilled!

Congratulations!

Rick


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#1460105 - 06/20/10 11:04 PM Re: Sitting here waiting..... [Re: MichelleM]  
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It arrived - yay

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#1460109 - 06/20/10 11:12 PM Re: Sitting here waiting..... [Re: MichelleM]  
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Congratulations! Thanks for sharing your picture! smile

#1460134 - 06/21/10 01:01 AM Re: Sitting here waiting..... [Re: SophieM]  
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Congratulations, there is nothing like the delivery of a new piano....
The excitement and the joy.....


Enjoy your new piano! smile


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#1460143 - 06/21/10 02:15 AM Re: Sitting here waiting..... [Re: MichelleM]  
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that's a beauty. congratulations!


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#1460152 - 06/21/10 03:42 AM Re: Sitting here waiting..... [Re: 4evrBeginR]  
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This is a photo of me playing this afternoon. A photo i didn't know was taken which my lovely husband put on Facebook. Not a problem however I have had 2 people so far over to have a look and one coming at 7.30 tonight after dinner.

It had ranged from one neighbour who wanted to have a bash as she hasnt played since a young child - The beginnings of Fur Elise were emerging.

The second was my lovely neighbour who is a music teacher and sight read my stuff better than I actually played it - which I really enjoyed

Who knows what the third will bring.....oh and lets not forget the dog who has to be in every piccie


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#1460155 - 06/21/10 04:18 AM Re: Sitting here waiting..... [Re: MichelleM]  
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Great.
I know the excitement of getting a new grand in the house.
Thanks for the pics.
Nice setup.

#1460159 - 06/21/10 05:05 AM Re: Sitting here waiting..... [Re: Sparky McBiff]  
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The wait was worth it, yes?

;-)



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#1460194 - 06/21/10 07:40 AM Re: Sitting here waiting..... [Re: lilylady]  
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Your piano has a guard dog! Color coordinated, too. Neat.

Congratulations. It's beautiful. (The dog looks good, too.)

Charles

#1460196 - 06/21/10 07:40 AM Re: Sitting here waiting..... [Re: lilylady]  
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Did the Piano Guard Dog come with it or was that separate? :-)

#1460224 - 06/21/10 08:57 AM Re: Sitting here waiting..... [Re: lilylady]  
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Fabulous piano! The carpet underneath will soften the sound in that room, which appears to be acoustically "live". Are there any air vents near that window at the tail of the piano?

Two things to do while you're waiting for your piano to arrive:

1. Vacuum. It's the last time for a long time it will be this easy.
2. Plug an extension cord into that outlet that you won't see again for a long time (especially for uprights!).

--Cy--


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#1460229 - 06/21/10 09:07 AM Re: Sitting here waiting..... [Re: Cy Shuster, RPT]  
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Where did you get your piano, MichelleM? It looks great. I have a 1984 C5.


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#1460454 - 06/21/10 05:21 PM Re: Sitting here waiting..... [Re: PianoMan1958]  
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Our house is massively open planned so the air circulation is great. Also that spot never has the sun on it so it will out of the sunlight. The entire wall on the right has 6 massive sliding doors which open the house into the back garden. The piano is not actually that close to the kitchen either.

The dog loves to sit under the piano. His bed is behind the stool but for some reason he started to sit on the rug yesterday. He is deaf so I was thinking is must be the vibrations he must like.

I bought it from Boyds - The Piano Shop, in Brisbane. Had a wonderful time playing the different pianos once I got my confidence up and Jason was very patient with myself and my teacher.

Anyway here is another photo. Ill take one from the dining area on the other side later and post that too. You can see the dog asleep on his bed where he is meant to be behind the piano.

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#1460503 - 06/21/10 06:35 PM Re: Sitting here waiting..... [Re: MichelleM]  
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My cats all like to jump up on the piano's lid and sit behind the music rack when I play. I think they must be deaf too... or just have really bad taste in music!!

BTW -- LOVE YOUR PIANO!! It looks really fantastic in that giant room. Good thing you got a C5 instead of a C1!


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#1460660 - 06/22/10 12:38 AM Re: Sitting here waiting..... [Re: crogersrx]  
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Like your open floor plan. Perfect for a large grand piano smile

#1460732 - 06/22/10 06:52 AM Re: Sitting here waiting..... [Re: gnuboi]  
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MichelleM - Your piano looks terrific in that room - can't wait to hear a recording. Looks like you are going to have to update your profile. Did you keep your Clavinova?


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#1460770 - 06/22/10 08:07 AM Re: Sitting here waiting..... [Re: BillM]  
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that is a beautiful setting and gorgeous piano. My dog too, sits under the piano.. it's as if it is it's doghouse.

your home is very striking and i like how the dog blends into the rug.


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#1460788 - 06/22/10 08:29 AM Re: Sitting here waiting..... [Re: apple*]  
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Very nice piano! Also, you made a good choice to acquire an Artist's Bench along with your new piano. Having an adjustable seat is very helpful, and think of the cachet of having it!

Hop


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#1460836 - 06/22/10 09:39 AM Re: Sitting here waiting..... [Re: Hop]  
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Congratulations, Michelle. Your new piano looks terrific in your home. I'm sure it sounds as good as it looks, too.


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#1461066 - 06/22/10 04:04 PM Re: Sitting here waiting..... [Re: TX-Dennis]  
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Congratulations Michelle, to the new grand and the careful deaf dog guarding it. wink

There is nearly nothing in life like waiting on a piano - only wedding maybe.

May the joy of pianoplaying stay with you, with your husband ... and with your neighbours.. wink .. for a long looong time.


Pls excuse any bad english.

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#1461095 - 06/22/10 04:51 PM Re: Sitting here waiting..... [Re: BillM]  
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Originally Posted by b528nf7
MichelleMDid you keep your Clavinova?


Yes I did. I figured I didnt want to kill every piece of music for my husband. We both work from home so there isnt really a time when he is out and I can play as loudly as I want. I will use the Clavinova to learn new pieces and then I will master them on the the Grand. At least that way the neighbours wont realise how truly bad I really am either.


#1461358 - 06/23/10 01:57 AM Re: Sitting here waiting..... [Re: MichelleM]  
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Well, you just might stop playing your Clavinova and could care less about anyone else. I'm warning you now smile.

When no one is home I open the lid all the way up and remove the music desk. I don't have carpet or a rug (yet) so it gets VERY loud. And fun!

#1461436 - 06/23/10 07:12 AM Re: Sitting here waiting..... [Re: gnuboi]  
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Originally Posted by gnuboi
When no one is home I open the lid all the way up and remove the music desk. I don't have carpet or a rug (yet) so it gets VERY loud. And fun!


Im looking forward to a few glasses of wine, loosing all inhibitions and letting loose. One night it will happen - hopefully soon........


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