Like many people I enjoyed playing in the school band while growing up. Since I had already learned how to read music while studying piano before then, trumpet was easier for me as opposed to others not so fortunate. But I really wanted to play trombone instead of trumpet. Life with parents in the '70s was what it was and I got over it.
Jump ahead to eight years ago. I decided to teach myself trombone. It went so well that I progressed to euphonium and tuba. Although the trumpet was re-integrated into my world about four years ago it is obvious to me that I should have been a low brass player because I am getting good at it.
My childhood piano was wheeled into the practice room at one point and it was instrumental in helping me slot notes while learning the tuba.
All this went really slow because in the last few years because I had a beer or two before starting practice. Week day drinking has now stopped. The fun has begun.
As i related to my siblings, "I was never big shakes on the piano. But after getting kind of good at my myriad of brass instruments I have returned to practicing the piano. Trying to learn Bach 2-part Inventions today for my own reasons. Practicing longer now on piano than I ever did for Mrs. Wooten and brass than I ever did in high school. I finally want to."
Here's a shot of "Tom's Room". Have a happy Halloween!
For lotsa reasons I have always wanted to have a 100 pound bottle of propane around in case of emergency. I finally pulled the trigger the other day after getting 20 lb & 30 lb bottles refilled.
The biggest challenge from a DIY viewpoint is transporting the charged bottle in a vertical position. The Internet was strangely silent on good ways to do this. So here is what I think is a good way.
The base needs to be constrained just like the top. After looking at my truck, I decided the tank needed to sit forward of the front of the front of the bed just to get a good angle on the tie-down straps. Don't beat me up on the big whomp on the front of the bed - I had help...