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Mendy Smith

New baby boy

April 23, 2006 at 11:34 PM

Well, I did it! 2 bits of news...

First - I made an offer on a house and it was accepted today. Yipee! Closing is May 30th. So big it will feel empty for a long time since I'm coming from a house more than half the size of this one. Skylights all over the place, high ceilings, and .... a hot tub :) Great house and even better acoustics.

Which is good, because I bought a new viola today! It is a 16" John Hill made in the last year. Sounds great in both the lower and upper registers. So resonant, I can feel the vibrations in my bones. I'm so happy I can hardly put it down long enough to do laundry. I tried several instruments that were at the show and this one I just couldn't put down. It will take awhile for our relationship to develop, since he is so much bigger than the old man. But boy can he sing!

From Jasmine Lewis
Posted on April 23, 2006 at 11:38 PM
Congratulations on your new house and your new viola!
From Johnny F
Posted on April 24, 2006 at 1:20 AM
Congrats on the house and viola, Mendy. I also have a John Hill instrument (7/8 violin). It did take a few months to open up further. Best wishes, Johnny
From Emily Grossman
Posted on April 24, 2006 at 1:50 AM
John Hill! I talked to him a couple of times while I was shopping down in Oregon. He was too far south for me to make it to his place in the amount of time we had, but I'm glad to hear that you bought from him, because he was nice over the phone.
From Bram Heemskerk
Posted on April 24, 2006 at 12:44 PM
Apart of Oprah there are more talkshows on tv, like the Lettermanshow or perhaps on the German television. So perhaps Sydney would have more chance there in managing to get Joshua somewhere else after/instead of Oprah.
From Bram Heemskerk
Posted on April 24, 2006 at 12:49 PM
I made a mistake. The last comment was meant voor Collo
From Bram Heemskerk
Posted on April 24, 2006 at 12:55 PM
2th mistake: not Collo but Colleen Russo
From Neil Cameron
Posted on April 25, 2006 at 4:49 AM
Glad things are working out for you so well up in Portland Mendy!

Neil

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