QUOTE(petrat @ Sep 24 2008, 09:34 PM)
get a couple of harpsichords and an electronic tuner with every temperament imaginable
I dunno, with a decent lottery win, you could just employ a full-time harpsichord-tuner, who can keep them up to muster in the temperament of your choosing. While you are busy playing harpsichord 1, your tuner-chap could be getting harpsichord 2 in tune for your afternoon playing session
I'd have a subcontra too
I have been not-very-seriously, not-very-likely eyeing great basses this week. I have this idea that if I have a great bass, then I have a C recorder with which I can get myself really properly working right in the bass clef, and then I'll be better with the normal-bass-in-F in the bass clef. It's probably a slightly extreme way to get better at bass clef reading (practice with my F-bass would probably do just as well - but that doesn't get me a new recorder, does it?
[Well, maybe a proper wooden bass once I am a bit more capable])
If I had a huge pot of money, I would go and talk to Toyota very nicely, and ask them to make a 3-door RAV4 as a custom order. It's what we currently have, and we love it, but it is about to come to the end of its lease period. My husband is considering buying it and having it as a private car, and not having a company car, but even then we will probably only get another couple of years out of it. They do still make the RAV4, but only as 5-door version, which is just way bigger than we need.
Then, when my husband was happy with his new toy, I could get lots more musical stuff and probably a couple of bicycles
And a nice house somewhere which was big enough that I could practise without being overheard (or, more accurately, without worrying about being overheard), have a good size telescope on a permanent mount with dome in the garden, and garden space left over for a couple of beehives.