I have been piano-deprived for several weeks, as I killed the mechanisms of the keys (presumably) arranging the hymn I would play for churches while on furlough. We were trying to figure out a way to repair it, and heard we could do that at a Yamaha shop in Johannesburg. But then we were wondering how to do it without taking a week-long trip down there.
Well, our long-awaited ship has come in (literally), and Seth went down today to Johannesburg to pick up our belongings. This presented the perfect opportunity to get the piano down there. But how to get it back? Seth wouldn’t have space with all of the rest of the shipment, nor the time, since he’s returning tomorrow.
We called a repair technician in Joburg, and he gave Seth some clues as to how to take the top of the piano off of its stand. Didn’t know we could do that! When he’s done repairing it, he will ship it up to the town nearest our village! He just couldn’t ship the entire piano, so when we managed to take it apart, that solved our problem. Amazing! South Africa has some definite benefits compared to other countries we could be ministering in!
We had a slight problem fitting it into the truck, but that eventually worked out too!
Bye-bye, piano! Get well, and come back soon!