Thursday, March 31, 2011

Needed: A Few Strong Men

I have an ancient upright piano that I love dearly. Ancient as in 1902 and hundreds of pounds. My poor piano has been somewhat abused from being moved (I think it's now a curse word in my family) around and has lost a caster.  This makes moving it very difficult and cumbersome, not to mention that it's a little difficult playing a tilted piano.  So, I thought I would replace the caster because I've been thinking about it for awhile.  I wasn't sure how I was going to do this, seeing as how the piano is ridiculously heavy, and there was no way I was going to be able to unscrew and screw back in the caster. I thought maybe I could just jack up the piano? You know, like a car. I could figure out how to hold the other two wheels on the side in place and *poof* piano goodness.

Just for the sake of it, and seeing as how I'm no professional, I decided to google how to fix piano casters.  I found an excellent site that was even very humorous about the whole thing.  But then I laughed out loud and stopped reading at the first direction:

1. Lay the upright piano gently on the floor.

With me and what army? That is SO not going to happen.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Budding Artist

Can you guess what this is?
I couldn't. I had to ask the creator.
Leave your guesses in the comments! :)

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Adventures in Snowshoes

Today I went snowshoeing for the first time. It was so much fun! Well, the part where I walked on some snow that was a little bit melty and my snowshoes and myself promptly sank up to my bum was not so fun. Mostly because it took a lot of energy and time to dig my snowshoe out. I may or may not have sat there for a minute and said, "Help, help!" in a completely ridiculous voice while waiting for my friends to catch up. They thought I was just sitting down on the trail. Haahaa! Lesson learned! Never go snowshoeing alone in the spring! Well, unless you want to be that person they're looking for on the nightly news.

We went up Big Cottonwood Canyon to the Spruce Campground. It was a very popular area, but it was also quite large. We only saw two other groups of snowshoers, and we all went on different trails. We mostly stayed to trails that others had already made, but we did venture off a little bit. Our GPS had a frowny face. It was a beautiful and excellent way to spend a Saturday. Plus, I learned they do guided snowshoe adventures for students, for free! I wish I had found this out in November.

Monday, March 7, 2011

False Advertising

Haha. Okay, so I came across this picture that I took back in September while traveling through Oregon. That is NOT a horse.