C is how it is now and I don't see any reason to change it, I even have a good view because I don't have the piano blocking it. I didn't like being stuck in corner either.
Colin, an acoustic grand was the last dream I had that survived for over 40 years. I fulfilled some of the others, the rest either died some time after they tried to go past their expiration date or turned into nightmares when they became real.
I didn't want to let any thing bad happen the last of old dreams or let it die. I play many times a day and I am loving it at least as much as I dreamt. That's how much it's worth a grand piano to me. More than playing music, I listen to the piano in awe of how beatiful it sounds.
If I make the great trip now, I will feel my life was even more worth it because I had a magical grand acoustic piano in my living room for a few days.
On the subject, some time ago I wrote and recorded 6 songs for piano and voice based on 6 suicide stories. Best music I have ever done, maybe because the subject is so heavy. It's also the kind of stuff you should only do if you're feeling in a particularly good mood and even so, do it quickly.https://youtu.be/h-xIgVkoiNo
The tuner came back and he spent about an hour tuning the piano again.
He also did an adjustment to the right pedal as you suggested John and it solved the problem.
I finally made him understand what I loved about the piano sound (that kind of celesta sound in the upper register).
On the first time he used an electronic device but he rarely looked at it and he was constantly using fifths, fourths, etc as guides. On the second time he just used his ear.
When he left the piano was in tune.
I think that the pounding I gave the piano so that I could get the old voicing back was at least in part responsible for the need to tune again. It's not back yet, but it's better.
A couple of days passed and I noticed that a couple of keys are slightly out of tune.
Instead of calling him, I ordered some tools and began trying to learn how to tune pianos (how to use the lever, beats, temperaments, inharmonicity, etc). It's a daring task, but I will begin by trying to correct the unisons and stop there for now.
It will be a very long time (if ever) before I dare to completely tune the piano.