Thank you everyone for your kind, welcoming words! I am so thrilled to have this wonderful drum support family! I have found such joy in playing drums -- I try to play every day, even if it's only a few minutes.
Someone asked for a photo of my drum kit, and I am happy to show it. It's my baby -- when I bought this kit, I unpacked all of the boxes, and spent an entire day putting the kit together with all of the hardware, drums and cymbals. I was pretty darn proud of myself for figuring it out. Of course, I needed help getting it tuned and set up for me. Now I am much more comfortable playing around with the set up and continue to find ways to make it 'mine'.
I've definitely bonded with my drum set ...
Rocker Bunny guards my kit when not in use.
Awesome stuff. Nice kit, I can see why you'd need a guard!