I have to again thank our friend Josh for his help with replacing the string eyelets on my pedal harp, and with ultimately helping me decide to ship it to Alaska. Yes, he is the same guy who is building our house here in Klawock. In addition to helping me with my harps, he has built us such a nice, well-insulated house, in which we and the harps now comfortably live. The humidity of East Hawaii, was hard on the pedal harp. The environment here in our Alaska house is much more stable. Also, the acoustics in the main room of the house are really amazing. Practicing here is a real joy.
I will still travel with my CF harp, when needed. I just heard from our housemates in Hawaii, and am looking forward to working on some music for one of their productions over there.
Coincidentally, just as the harps were arriving, our good Hawaii friend, Amy Young, crossed the Boston Marathon finish line. She rocked it!!!