Custom-Made Piece

“Yesterday you experienced a great sorrow, and now your house seems empty. Your first impulse is to give up and to sit down in despair amid your dashed hopes. Yet you must defy that temptation…” “Streams in the Desert” March 11

Yesterday I experienced a great – disappointment. The house seemed empty. I didn’t sit down in despair; I went back to bed and took a nap!

You know I wanted to move the keyboard and that would entail rearranging David’s office. I got out my reduced-to-scale floor plans and furniture pieces. I moved the pieces around and showed the result to David. He looked at it, and said,


My keyboard rests on a dresser and it’s too high. I raised the drum throne to its full height to play seated. Of course, then I couldn’t reach the pedal.

I moved my photo storage boxes under the keyboard. That raised it to a comfortable height for playing while standing. But I can’t stand on one foot and play for hours. I asked to order a keyboard stand.

“Not until we have a place to set it up.”

Another “No.” I gave up and went back to bed.

After my nap, he promised, “We’ll find something to work. We don’t want to buy just anything and make do.”

Space is premium in our home. Each purchase has to do double duty. Finding the right piece is always a challenge.

When I wanted a large table for our basement, David built a topper. It’s in two pieces. He laid it on top of our oval table and latched it together. Sometimes, custom-fit is the only option.

Proverbs 24:11, 12, “The right word at the right time is like a custom-made piece of jewelry, and a wise friend’s timely reprimand is like a gold ring slipped on your finger.” The Message

Back to the drawing board. I went online to see what size desk was the right scale for his office. Maybe he could build a topper for our present desk.

If only there was a way to attach the keyboard to my piano. I would have to remove the music stand…and I would want it angled…

Proverbs 24:5, 6, “It is better to be wise than strong; intelligence outranks muscle any day. Strategic planning is the key…” The Message

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