Looky What We Got!
Our mail was quite exciting yesterday! Yvonne & Bob sent us a guitar! Not just any guitar, mind you, but a beautiful acoustic Fender guitar and everything we need to hook it into our computer and record music! She also sent us Grandpa Doc’s prized microphone. He wouldn’t let ANYBODY touch this thing because it was so precious to him. What an amazing gift! She said she was going to send Zach a guitar in exchange for doing a webpage for her, but this was really something!
Bob wrapped it to mean business too. Evidently, he ran out of tape halfway through the project and had to run back into town to get more. Then they ran out of tape again before they could close up the accompanying box. That sucker was secure!
An example Bob’s handiwork
Zach doing a “Sound of Music” impression. (Check out the ingenuity…the box perfectly covered the guitar case, but left the handle so people could carry it properly.
In the box was also a nice tuner, the microphone I mentioned, a teddy bear for Zane, some M&Ms with little train engines on top (Zane loves trains), some animal crackers, a make-up kit for me, and these cool propeller stick things (you rub the stick and the propeller spins…an old fashioned toy). Zane thought the propeller things were about the coolest thing in the world and actually was able to keep it going (although it worked better when I held the stick and he rubbed it).
Bob had worked on the guitar to make it easier to play (so the strings weren’t too far away from the neck) and put some very high quality strings on it. They also packed a few extra strings for future use too.
That evening, Zach finally got to play for a while. It was so wonderful. His Alverez got ruined when a pipe burst in our apartment a few years ago and caused the neck to twist. He still played it, but it was hard on his hands, some of the strings dragged on the neck, and was generally frustrating to play. This was a dream to play. We pulled out the Alvarez for Zane to fool with because he would NOT be denied any play time. Through the course of the evening he played with the Alvarez, a kazoo, a recorder, and a few rhythm instruments with Zach. It was so much fun.
I look forward to many more concerts in the future. What a blessing!