Monday Check-In

Photo credit: Steven Le Rouzic, CC BY 2.0.

It’s Monday, which means it’s time to check in with our weekend spending.

This weekend, I did in fact buy a digital piano: a Yamaha YDP143B Arius Series in Black Walnut, for $1,099.99. I ordered it from Amazon because it came with free shipping and delivery, and Amazon Prime claims it’ll get it to me by tomorrow. (I did check my local chain music store, but they didn’t have one in stock.)

I also bought two stereo audio adaptors for $6.89, so I could play the piano while wearing my earbuds (because over-the-ear headphones always make my ears go numb). The Arius includes two audio jacks in case you want to play duets, and more people are likely to have a pair of earbuds in their pocket/purse than a pair of headphones, so I made sure to get two adaptors.

The Arius comes bundled with 50 Greats for the Piano, a book that includes the Moonlight Sonata, Clair de Lune, and other moon-related classics. It does not include To a Wild Rose or any of Edward MacDowell’s Woodland Sketches, so I paid $6.99 for Amazon to send me a MacDowell piano book (if you’ve read The Biographies of Ordinary People: Volume 2, you know why) and that plus the 50 Greats should be enough music to keep me busy for a while.

In other spending news, I paid $6.30 for four AA batteries.

Total spending: $1,197.32.

How about you?

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