Uhh, SHOCKER!! This poor little piano that I was willing to GIVE away was one of 'the finest pianos built in history'!! I went to the showroom on the website, out of curiosity. At that time, they had a piano that looked identical to mine, fully restored, on sale for...
.... are you sitting?...
... $20,000! Yes, that's a two-zero-zero-zero-zero. Twenty thousand dollars.
I immediately messaged everyone I knew that the piano was no longer available.
So, it's still sitting in our (now-finished) living room, waiting for us to get around to selling it to a restoration company. But every time I look at it, I mentally apologize for my previously thinking that it was a useless waste of space. As a penance, I regularly polish the wood so that it looks rich and lovely, even if it does still sound horrific.
We also tell this story to everyone who sits in our living room. :)
PS - Anyone want to buy an antique sewing maching?? ; )