March 28, 2009

Habit Overcomes...

Last night I told myself that I would go ahead and get right to knocking out the last border on the dino quilt. My intention was to get up and go directly to the sewing machine. Well my morning hasn't panned out that way and somehow I'm sitting here writing to you. Ah well.

Jessica's uncles came over yesterday, they are only 6 and 8 years older than she is so for the most part they have a good time together. My clean house got lost somewhere along the way, but that's okay.

Jessica's G-U-I-T-A-R is on it's way. We bought her a Mahalo Ukulele in purple. I'll let you know how it is after Easter. Some of the websites I'd found said the painted Mahalo's have some cosmetic imperfections, but I'm not to worried about that. We bought the one for Jessica direct from amazon and I know they stand by their stuff. This one is a U30-PP-G the pp is the color i.e. purple, and the G stands tells you the style of the tuning adjusters. With the "G" they will be out at the sides instead of the normal model where they come out from behind. We're planning on restringing it right way with Aquila Low G strings as I have heard that the Soprano Ukes can be a bit shrill, and the string they come with can slip out of tune. I'm not 100% certain about that they do need restrung when they arrive because they way they are strung in the first place is to prevent damage during shipping, it could be the review I read about slipping it just someone who didn't restring it. The Aquila nylgut strings are more likely to stay in tune and stand up to changes in weather, not to mention better sound. That's one thing the B-U-N-N-Y can mark off the list.

While I did consider a 1/2 size guitar I found the Ukulele much easier to tune. Since she's only three and a half my brain tells me that's important. Or maybe it's the future echos of my ears?

I added my hooks to the wheelchair bag so my part of that is all done. DH has promised to attach/install it before I need it next weekend, I'll take photos once it's installed as that should be the best angle.

Take care and have a great weekend.


Shelly said...

You are such a good mom. I cringe at the thought of a Ukulele in my house.

Heather said...

So now one of my great plans is to make a wheelchair bag and seat cover for Jordan's wheelchair. The seat is black foamy material that I know will get blisteringly hot in the Summer sun. All I need to do is find Disney fabric and good velcro. LOL

Heather said...

Completely forgot to say AWESOME about the ukulele!