An unexpected new guitar: I went to my Friday lesson that, instead of a 30 minute lesson, turned into a 2 hour jam session. While there I picked up this lovely petite folk-sized Alvarez guitar and adored it. The owner said he would sell it to me at a discounted rate, and I could just pay for it a bit at a time, but still take it home to practice on. What a kindness. It is such fun to play.