Tuesday, July 24, 2007
Box of Dreams Arrives
I've been waiting for this package for almost a week.
When the UPS truck drove up around dinner time tonight, I jumped up and down like a little kid. My husband had to get the door and sign for the package.
I was on the phone with Hilda when I finally had the chance to start opening it.
My trial oboe! It's here! I hope I like it. But even if I end up sending it back, this is so cool - "trialing" an instrument. As if I had earned the privilege!
Now, how can one tell if it's a good oboe if one is an awful player? :)
So far it seems lighter and easier to get my fingers around, and hits highs and lows more precisely and consistently than my rental. It's a little brighter-sounding than my rental, too - less wanna-be clarinet or sax. Likin' it so far!