For the second week in a row, I broke a church organ.
OK, that’s not entirely true. Yes, the organs broke while I was playing them. That having been said, the cold weather has wreaked havoc on the pipes, which are protected from the snow but not the cold.
This time, at least, the organ waited until my postlude to break, as opposed to last time. But this time, the break is, in a sense, worse. I could turn off the offending coupler in last week’s break at my main parish. So the organ is usable. But this time, at another parish, I cleared the organ, and the sound didn’t stop.
So the organ is not usable until that is fixed. That’s bad, and potentially expensive.
Now, I realize these breaks aren’t my fault. These are old organs, and even good, newer organs can have issues. But still, I feel bad.