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    Quote Originally Posted by Tybee View Post
    Jane, have you ever considered a houseboat? I looked at some nice ones in Portland, Oregon, where my son lives.

    Here's one:
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/3...81067554_zpid/


    Like everything else in Portland, it has doubled in price in 5 years.
    dont those things require crap tons of $ for maintenance?

    Besides, Jane couldn't move her grand piano there. Or she would have to place it carefully, with balance on the other side.

    I watched an episode of the great British interior design show where they decorated a houseboat. There were many issues about loading stuff onto it.

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    I don't know about maintenance, good question. I have seen them with pianos, but they were uprights, so don't know that either.

    I could live in the Portland one, that's for sure--well, I could if I had smaller dogs. Not with these two.

    My son's in-laws have a Newfoundland on theirs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tybee View Post
    Jane, have you ever considered a houseboat? I looked at some nice ones in Portland, Oregon, where my son lives.

    Here's one:
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/3...81067554_zpid/


    Like everything else in Portland, it has doubled in price in 5 years.
    I've only briefly considered houseboats--lots of lovely views there, for sure. That one is certainly cozy, and the price is right. I'd be concerned about storms and maintaining qa float.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iris lilies View Post
    dont those things require crap tons of $ for maintenance?

    Besides, Jane couldn't move her grand piano there. Or she would have to place it carefully, with balance on the other side.

    I watched an episode of the great British interior design show where they decorated a houseboat. There were many issues about loading stuff onto it.
    Piano? I am the least musical person, ever. A piano is one of the few things I don't have, although I entertained the idea of a keyboard with synthesized instruments for a brief time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JaneV2.0 View Post
    Piano? I am the least musical person, ever. A piano is one of the few things I don't have, although I entertained the idea of a keyboard with synthesized instruments for a brief time.
    I was just kidding there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iris lilies View Post
    I was just kidding there.
    See--I have a tin ear!

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    I do have a piano and will probably have another one in the next year, and it sure is a problem--they take up a lot of space, that is for sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tybee View Post
    I do have a piano and will probably have another one in the next year, and it sure is a problem--they take up a lot of space, that is for sure.
    Love my upright Grand!

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    Me too--I have to move it from my parents house and get it restored, which is going to cost a fortune.

    The 7 foot grand is my husband's and he can't let go of it.

    I don't want to let go of my upright (it's a Steinway Vertegrand, maybe that's what you have?) but he doesn't want to let go of the Baldwin, which is actually the nicest piano I have ever played. The action is SO nice.

    But the Steinway was a present from my mom for Christmas one year.

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    When we moved, I spent a few months trying to "sell" my old upright. It had been my childhood piano and moved from house to house. Finally, a young lady gave me $75 for it. I have seen ads for free pianos here so I guess they are too expensive for some to move to consider keeping.

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