As of last night I am now the owner of a Casio PX-120 digital piano, all thanks to the benevolence of my favorite family friend/pretend aunt Ms. Yvette!
Back in July after I'd just ended the jazz workshop, for some reason Ma, Ms. Yvette, and got on the subject of pianos and Ms. Yvette remembered that she had a keyboard collecting dust in her basement. She said it was all mine as soon as she could find all the requisite parts! Last night Ma dropped me off at the Lianne La Havas concert and hung out with Ms. Yvette at her place nearby, and then Ma took me back there after picking me up so that my famished self could eat their leftover pizza and rib tips. Once I got there Ms. Yvette revealed that she'd found the parts to the keyboard, and that I could take it home right then and there, free of charge! So after setting it up to make sure it worked, Ma and I packed it into the car and now it's mine! I'd never really wanted a piano or keyboard, but now that I have one I'm so excited! I have something more accurate to tinker with when writing songs now! And Ma might even start back up playing the piano again!
Thank you so much, Ms. Yvette! We'll have to come up with a way to repay you somehow.