Thanks, Cheryl. One of these days I'll get her to do a short video with me. But to be honest, she prefers the piano to the dulcimer.
John, I have no special skills as a plumber or handyman. But I am not afraid to stick my nose in and give it a try. One of my older cousins reported that the toilet broke in half, was leaking all over the place, and had to be replaced. With 50-70 people running around for the weekend, this was indeed a potential disaster. I looked at it for a few minutes and realized that the tank had detached from the bowl and needed two new bolts and a new rubber gasket. I never found a gasket that fit, butnew bolts and the old gasket did the trick. My attitude is always "How hard could it be to fix that thing?" Sometimes I create a bigger mess, but sometimes--as was the case at the reunion--I am successful.
Great photo!! Wish someone had caught a video!
Maybe she'll play a little tune for us sometime??
One with such a delicate touch 'fixing the toilet' ? Now that does impress me Dusty, lol, restores my appreciationfor those of us FOTMD who do not play, in Ken's term, "on the dark side" !
Good point, John. My daughter has performed at several piano recitals with 50-100 in the audience and at her school's talent show witha few hundred. She clearly likes showing off more than I do. But then she's a lot cuter, too.
To be truthful, I didn't even know she was planning on playing the dulcimer at the reunion and even missed it. One of the toilets in the main house had broken and I spent the afternoon fixing it. At one point I walked out onto the porch and saw her holding my dulcimer and laughing with her cousins. I had just missed the performance. Thankfully, someone took this photo. And I've heard her play the song plenty, though she usually uses her little octave dulcimer rather than one of my full-size instruments.
A great idea, should only be encouraged !! Does bode one question tho' Dusty ! If your daughter was able to manage in such a competent manner, what on earth are you concerned about regarding your forthcoming performances, surely the genes that allowed her to do the business got 'passed down the line' ?