We went a digital piano. Digital pianos sometimes get a bad rap but I think they are stellar. We have a full size weighted keyboard, just like an acoustic. We got a brand new piano for $1600. We never have to tune it, as in we never have to pay a tuner. As in a $1600 is a flat fee. The size is better for our house. Plus people can play with headphones, as in if I don't feel like listening to "twiddling" I don't have to.
The kids love all the options, on a digital piano.
PS I know low lighting does not produce the best lighting for cell phone pictures on blogs. But remember how I couldn't move the junk, yeah, life is life, I figure a blurry picture in 20 years is better than no picture. I'm learning to embrace life as it is. Its so peaceful and liberating. Like tonight as I sat on my patio, I stared at my "native" hill. At an earlier point, I wish it would have been beautifully landscaped, but I do not have the time, money, skills or a husband who wants such things. He seems to like life a tad bit messy. Instead of wishing for impossible things, I stared into the native plants (weeds mixed with flowers) and found peace.