The Melting of an Instrument
I have been making quite a reputation for myself as the Queen of the Obvious. So here I go again: clarinet mouthpieces and flat irons don’t mix.
We have bought into the concept of multipurpose living areas. Two kids using the same space can only lead to sharing and perfect harmony, right? Well, this is what happens when Clarinet Diva and Flowing Hair Diva occupy the same place in the time space continuum.
Instrument diva practices clarinet and then leaves it on the counter. Flowing hair diva uses the same space to flat iron hair. To make a long story short the clarinet mouthpiece turned into fondue. This is a problem because:
- You can’t play a clarinet with a warped mouthpiece
- The concert was to occur the following night; and
- Clarinets are expensive – can you replace only the mouthpiece?
After some frantic Googling, I found out that you can indeed buy only the mouthpiece. Thank God they are made in sections (good for storage and cleaning)! The next day I hussled over to the music store (25 minute drive), purchased the new mouthpiece, and dropped the instrument off at the school in time for music class. Success – on one hand… On the other hand, I can’t affort to keep replacing all this stuff!!!
Moral of the story: Stuff happens…sometimes lots of stuff happens in a short period of time. Nonetheless be positive and “git her done”. Although it may feel like the end of the world, it isn’t. As Hubby said “it’s not about the problem, it’s about the solution”. (He said this a couple days after yelling at us for being careless.)
Go out there and have a great day everybody!
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