For the first time in three years, I finally have all my harps and harp stuff in one place, here at home in Klawock. Kudos to Royal Hawaiian Movers and Alaska Marine Lines for getting the harps here safely. My harps and our tools arrived at our Alaska home, a couple of weeks ago, with lots of aloha messages on the boxes. The whole process was done in about a month. Harps are very delicate instruments. Temperature and humidity changes really bother them. My harps arrived here in Alaska without even a broken string. All other stuff that was packed was in great shape too. I cannot thank Royal Hawaiian Movers. enough! They did what I thought was almost impossible. They also worked with Alaska Marine Lines, which made everything more efficient here on our Southeast Alaska end. Everything was really well-coordinated. AML did an awesome job with the task of getting harps to our property here.
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!!!
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