We are very pleased to introduce our newest family member...
Same kid, new BASSOON!! This is a very exciting purchase in our home. The need to purchase a bassoon has been hanging over our heads for a couple months now, knowing the last day of school would mean Alex had to turn in the school's instrument. These things are pricey. Very pricey. For the level of instrument he needs to be playing on...big ouch to the finances. We've been praying that we would find just the right one at just the right time. We've kept our eyes peeled on e-bay and Craig's list, thinking one surely had to come along so we wouldn't have to buy new. Last day of school? Today. Great find on e-bay? Last night! And this was for sale just an hour and a half down I-5. So Brad and Alex drove down and checked it out today and came home with it! It's a beautiful instrument, the guy gave us a 90 day "trial period" in case it doesn't work out for him. It has been fully re-padded, polished, greased and all ready to go, even came with 6 reeds and some very nice reed making tools! These are surely desperately boring details, but it is just such an answer to prayer. Still a huge chunk of money, but less than we were prepared for. And perhaps a pre-payment of some college. Perhaps. It really is a beautiful instrument.
And today was the last day of school. Always a tear in my eye on this day. And today was no different.
Alex left home this morning a Bulldog and came home a Bear.
Brenna left home this morning a Star and came home a Bulldog.
Beth left home this morning a Star and came home a bigger Star.
I'm a bit stunned that I am now the mother of a high school kid! Feel free to tell me I look way too young to have a kid in high school. I feel too young, anyway.
The upside to this day?? We are now officially on summer break!!! Woo-hoo!