Sunday, 18 June 2017

Grey Skies, quiet times…

It’s been one of those weeks. A week where you just want to curl up in your warm basket and sleep and eat. It is winter here, but the temperature has been very mild. Foggy days, little rain and little sunshine. Alfa has been doing what Alfa does best, eat heaps and sleep. I am a few years older than Alfa, so I need my sleep. Alfa is just lazy. It’s been a blah week for me and I have been very unmotivated.  I blame it on the weather.๐Ÿ˜ธ

This week was the first 5 days working week for Taka  and his second week with DR TOOT. Daddy and Mummy are very happy with the new look DR TOOT Repair Team. Taka has been very busy with the flute repairs and Masaru has been very busy with saxophone and clarinet repairs. There is a quiet hum in the workshop, but sometimes we hear lots of laughing which makes Alfa and me happy.

This week a few instruments arrive for stock from Japan. They were a Yamaha YFL311, Yamaha 400 Series Silver plated Trumpet, Yamaha YAS275 Alto Sax and a Buffet S1 Professional, Vintage Alto Sax.  The trumpet and Yamaha Alto Sax are ready to find new homes but the others are not ready yet. Taka is rebuilding the Buffet Alto with new pads and everything. Masaru is restoring a beautiful 1937 Martin Vintage Alto Sax for a customer. It looks amazing and he is doing a fantastic job on it. Daddy has been ‘’Dent Man’’ working on removing dents from Baritone horns and Tuba’s.

Thursday evening, Daddy, Masaru and Taka took their instruments and played for the Auckland Wind Orchestra. All three of them left on Thursday night. They all enjoyed and it was nice for daddy to have the Toot Repair team there. Friday evening after work, the repair team went to the pub and came home after for Japanese curry that mummy prepared. Nice evening for the boys, but poor mummy stayed home and did all the work.

As you may have gathered, I didn’t produce any sales this week, but I did witness many repairs go out the door. Even though the skies were grey and things were slow, we all had a great time and life was good for us all. ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜บ