It’s a musical Instrument – It has to be maintained

in Entertaining nonsense and profound thought

I handed the DH the reciept for getting child #4’s clarinet tuned up.

He looked at what it cost. “What a racket.”

(Well it would have made a racket if we hadn’t gotten it done, but I didn’t say that.)

“I didn’t even get the whole deal,” I said. “I could have spent $50 more and had it taken apart and cleaned as well.”

“That would have cost a quarter of what we paid for thing,” he said. I prefer to think of his tone as bemused.

‘Well,” I said. “I suppose I could learn how to do it myself.” That would make exactly 2,654 things I have learned to do myself to save the family money.

“They (the musical instruments) cost us a lot of money.” He starts up the stairs to file the receipt.

“It’s a musical instrument,” I say. “It has to be maintained.”

I’m not sure what the grunt he made as he was going up the stairs was suppose to mean.

The moral of this story – don’t let your children play musical instruments. Or maybe don’t have kids – the cost a boat load of money you could otherwise spend on yourself.

A trip to Ireland would be nice about now.

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Cindy Jones September 3, 2014 at 2:28 pm

The trip to Ireland would be nice, but not nearly as fulfilling in the long run.

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Kate September 11, 2014 at 1:37 pm

So true, Cindy, So very true. But I can’t help wanting to get back to Ireland. Sigh.

I do enjoy the music though. And my children – but don’t tell them that! They’d totally take advantage!

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