Mike seemed a bit hesitant for me to venture to the big city of Hachinohe alone (about 40 min away). I'm not sure if he worried about the chaotic traffic or the specific errand I was on: to buy a keyboard so the kids can begin lessons. ::snort::
After he got home from his day off (::snort::) we headed out. Jared and the kids were armed with movies, pizza and Rodney and Windy's number.
We started with Toys R Us first as Christine, our teacher, had seen a keyboard she thought was o.k. there for $300. They only keyboards in stock were $200….Mike didn't like them. We went to Pia Do mall….no keyboards. We found Tech World….lots of keyboards and digital pianos but they had to be ordered. They directed us to a store that started with the letter K and promptly switched to kanji. They had the digital piano Mike wanted IN STOCK.
By this time the restaurants were closing. We grabbed dinner at KFC and headed home. We stopped for a moonlit look at Momoishi beach and counted it good.
The kids were suitably surprised to see the "keyboard". Arielle has been practicing. Stacia found the "demo" button and is convinced SHE is playing the amazingly complicated classical music that is ringing throughout the house. ::snort::
We left our piano in storage as we expected to be in a tiny base house. We also worried about tuning it again after the shipment and storage….I think we made a good decision. This may well be our "travel piano" until we retire from the military.
~ Coram Deo ~
Living all of life before the face of God...