Monday, March 10, 2008

Oooops

I feel like a mother who forgot to take her baby out of the carseat....

Monday is a busy day for me; I have a cello lesson at 11 am, in the middle of the workday. Since there is not much space at work to store a cello, I drop my cello off in the morning at the violin shop (where I also occasionally work), just down the street. Then I work or an hour or so, to get my share of the Tuesday paper done. Then I rush back to the violin shop, get my cello, go off to my lesson, return the cello to the shop, and head back to work.

Last night I was up working on a freelance project until about 5 am. I didn't get much sleep, and I missed half my lesson because I spent too much time rewriting one of my reviews. I meant to leave work at 2 pm to go home and rest, but didn't actually get away until about 4 pm.

Imagine my dismay when I saw my cello in my car! I had forgotten to drop it off at the violin shop. Luckily no one driving by my car that day had a craving for a cello. I felt terrible, but the relatively mild weather would be on my side.

All is well, the cello is fine! The lesson went well too, and I had a good practice this evening, and my lovely, forgiving cello sounded beautiful to my ears. I am thanking my lucky stars....

7 comments:

Melissa said...

Ooops indeed.

There's only about five days a year when it won't be too hot outside for me to leave me cello in the car. You are pretty lucky.

Maricello said...

Yes, I think the cold weather does less serious damage than hot weather. How could I miss such a large item in my relatively small car?, you might wonder. Me, too.

cellodonna said...

My stand partner ran over her cello with her car once. The cello was fine and there was just a little damage to the case. Judging by the look of her cello case, my guess is that she didn't actually roll a tire over it, but hit a corner of the case, dragged it a bit, then stopped right away. Still, pretty scary.

I'm sure your hectic schedule and fatigue were factors in your mishap. Glad to hear there was no damage to your cello.

Gottagopractice said...

Senior moment <g>.

celloluv said...

My sister drove off with her violin case on the roof of her car! Happy ending to that story.

A friend told how he needed to get his son to his cello lesson and that he was running late. He drove up to the lesson and was feeling good that he had made it exactly on time. The problem was that he forgot to pick up his son and his cello!!! Oops!!

Maricello said...

Glad to hear other similar stories! Love your getting-to-the-lesson on time story, celloluv!

I'm going with sleep deprivation, not senior moment!

I've decided the only way to avoid this in the future is to take my cello home after the lesson. It will probably add another 20 minutes to my time away from work, but I do think it might be safer! I am lucky in that I can set my own hours (even though they usually involve sleep deprivation), so I might as well take advantage of that.

CelloGeek said...

oops...too much on your mind! Glad that the cello survived with no harm done.