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May 25th, 2012 at 06:28 pm

**Got the piano tuned/cleaned/fixed, and it sounds really good. I actually noticed a difference... Maybe we will do it again in 2-3 years, instead of 5. Maybe sooner with two dedicated piano students now. {I've been meaning to do this about 18 months - how sad is that! I am in "get it done" mode, that is for sure}.

**$100**

**Our gardener fixed the irrigation leak, which was UNDER the driveway. I supposed it would be doable, but was fretting about the worst case. It's not 100%, but is 90% better. He said he would come out later and finish the job, thinks some dirt got in a pipe.

**$75**

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**Supposedly someone will pick up our old couch for $200, tomorrow. Fingers crossed!!!

It will be a sweet victory to get the effective cost of our new furniture down to $525. I am at $725, with fierce shopping and credit card rewards. Proceeds from selling old couch will make the effective cost even lower.

5 Responses to “Spend Spend Spend”

  1. Looking Forward Says:

    That would be great to sell the old couch. Smile

  2. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Hope your couch sells!

    --
    MM,

    I am seriously looking at getting back into piano. I had nearly 8 years of lessons eons and eons ago, but didn't practice enough so it didn't stick well. I can pick out notes on sheet music (painfully slowly) - I was wondering if you could recommend a product/website/method to get the staff notes back to memory. (I can read the basic staff notes for the right hand FACE EGBDF, but the notes above and below give me trouble.)
    Thanks! (I have Alfreds Basic Piano Book for Adults Course 1, as well as a couple beginning music theory books.)

  3. Monkey Mama Says:

    I think all you really need is flashcards. Practice practice practice. There may be some online, I am not aware of anything as I have been out of the business for well over a decade! {But I did buy flashcards for my kids}.

  4. Monkey Mama Says:

    Heck, there's got to be a note flashcard app - you would think?

  5. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Yes, I would think so. I just haven't found one yet. Smile
    I suppose I could make a set with another flashcard app ... hmmm

    Thanks for getting my noggin thinking. Smile

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