1. School is going well despite Fulton still not having a bus.
2. I have to get up at 5:45 a.m. to start getting Fulton ready for school. I’m having a hard time adjusting.
3. It’s amazing how much stuff I can get done when I don’t need to stop what I’m doing every two minutes to help the boys.
4. My July newsletter is still not out. I apologize, but rest assured I’m working on it. I haven’t felt like writing most days this week, and I want the info on creating a homeschool mission statement to be top-notch, so I’m taking my time rather than sending out something half-assed. Hopefully this weekend.
5. I exercised for the first time in months on Wednesday by doing a “beginner” barre workout on YouTube. Little sore the next day.
6. But thanks to a new local hip hop throw back station, I rediscovered this song, so I’m doing better.
7. Jennifer left the best comment on my post from two weeks ago:
We finally took apart and burned our piano-that-nobody-wanted. I wasn’t even a little bit sad and it was sort of fun (but mostly disgusting – what do they put in cheese sticks that causes them to petrify?!) to discover all the myriad items the children had hidden inside over the course of the years.
Oh, except for the big metal thingie from the inside. We made the man that bought our old utility trailer haul that off. (Lest you worry about him, we gave him a discount on the trailer in exchange). I forgot about that…
Now I’m trying to convince Tony that we can save money on firewood by just burning the piano. I feel like the experience would be woodshop in reverse or music study or something that we could count towards school too.
Short and simple this week. How you doin’? Write it down then link it up below. Be sure to include a link back to this post so your readers can find the rest of the Quick Takes. I look forward to reading your posts.
I feel your pain on not having a bus. Transportation can be sucky for the first week or two (or three).
We had an unwanted, out of tune piano in a house we had rented out to college students (good kids–just a bit impulsive and they left the piano). We knew from experience that moving a piano was no bueno, and we had no room for it anyway. Plus we had an old hot tub we wanted to get rid of.
So we hired the 1-800-GOT-JUNK guys and it was impressive how they moved the hot tub AND the piano with just a furniture dolly and two guys. But a chainsaw and a bonfire might have worked as well. Remember that pianos often have giant steel frames inside, though, so you’ll have to deal with that.
There are some really cool ideas on pinterest for how to repurpose old pianos (eg desks, bars, bookshelves). You really could turn it into a woodshop project if you’re handy.
Thank you for the suggestion! Now we’re arguing over whether to turn it into an aquarium (um, NO) or a bar (YES!!).
I love that cat pushing the cart! Also we’re going to need footage of the piano burning! 🙂 🙂
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