Keyboard Surprise

When I learned that Nathan wrote songs besides entire musicals, and that his songs were being performed all over the place for competitions, and that they only reason he hadn’t written any recently was because of not having a digital keyboard with the right software… I knew we needed to take care of that.

So when a mega opportunity came for a really good deal, that’s exactly what I did.

But first, I had to clean up the office and make room for it.

Then I had to untangle pieces of wood:


And piece them together:


And get out my favorite screwdriver:


And do a whole lot of research to pick out the very most perfect keyboard for Nathan:


He did not need a lot of fancy sounds, because the software will do that. He needed the best touch and best exported sound possible, for the most accurate notation. I didn’t even know that some keyboards have bad exported sound!

I was so excited when it arrived, and somehow managed to get it out of the box and onto the stand. I got it screwed in tight as I could, and plugged in the pedals and added the music stand.


He will be so excited!


I tried to get it all ready for him:


And worked hard all week on this remodel that almost looks like I didn’t do anything at all, excepting really I did!

And now he can write songs or lyrics at home more easily when he wants to work on those projects, with the equipment and software he needs:


About Emily

I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints since 2009. I serve as a Chaplain, and work as a counselor. I got bilateral cochlear implants in 2010, but will always love sign language. I choose books over television, and organics over processed. Nothing is as close to flying as ballroom dancing - except maybe running, when in the solo mood. I would rather be outside than anywhere else, especially at the river riding my bike or kayaking. PhD in Marriage and Family Therapy, and currently doing a post-doc in Jewish Studies and an MDiv in Pastoral Counseling. The best thing about Emily World is that it's always an adventure, even if (not so) grammatically precise. The only thing better than writing is being married to a writer. Nathan Christensen and I were married in the Oklahoma City temple on 13 October 2012, and have since fostered more than eighty-five children. We have adopted the six who stayed, and are totally and completely and helplessly in love with our family. Nathan writes musical theater, including "Broadcast" (a musical history of the radio) and an adaption of Lois Lowry's "The Giver". He served his mission in South Korea, has taught song-writing in New York City public schools, and worked as a theater critic for a Tucson newspaper. This is not an official Web site of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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