My Big Fish Story:
Several years back I had purchased a model home and I loved the way it was decorated so I decide to purchase all the furnishing as well. There was a beautiful solarium with a white baby grand piano, I was told that the piano was merely for display purposes only the strings and hammers were just there but didn't work. That was fine with me as I just loved the looks of it.
Due to my husbands business we made several moves through out the years and each time the movers would struggle with dismantling the piano and setting it up again at the new house. My husband would repeatedly ask me " why do you continue to move that empty piano"? Are you kidding? I love that empty shell, who cares if it doesn’t play.
A year after we moved into our current home, I thought it would be fun to see how much it would cost to have the piano restored. I contacted an expert in the field of restoring pianos and I was so excited with the possibility of finally having a piano that would play.
This is where the story becomes unbelievable. For all of you who love antique stores, flea markets and yard sales this was one of those amazing finds. The piano man lifted up the top of the piano and to my amazement there was a board that had been screwed down over the hammers I thought just to secure them for transport. The piano man took the board off and TA DA! The piano worked, only needing minor adjustments.
All these years who knew? The piano was built in 1921, in up state New York. The wood is cherry from the same region. The piano man immediately offered me $4,000.00, but after all these years of moving it across country I was not about to part with it now. Once the piano man knew I would not sell it, he said "I should insure it for at least $15,000.00". Are you ready for that????
I paid $200.00 for it! You just never know what big fish you are about to catch.
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