Kehaulani, Thanks for the good thoughts. I'm OK, and I'm glad the horn is, too. Just to make sure it's OK, I'm going to have the guy who owns the custom trumpet shop near me (and boy, am I glad there's a custom trumpet shop near me!!) take a look at it to make sure. I'm sure you know what a great thing it is to have a store close by where they can cater to somebody who plays something other than guitar, drums or keyboards--nothing against those instruments or those of you who play them--I think all instruments are great (of course, I'm somewhat biased toward the brass family in general, and the trumpet in particular, but I love 'em all). It's just that some music stores seem to forget that some of us play wind instruments, too!!