My young violin player is reunited with his instrument!
We packed his fiddle very carefully into the trunk of our car as we started our drive to the mountain cabin for vacation. When we arrived, we found this:
Apparently, keeping a violin in the trunk of a hot car can dissolve the glue and make the neck crack. It can even do damage much worse. From now on, we'll always keep the violin in the passenger compartment.
When we returned home, we took the violin in to be fixed. $150 later, we have joy and music in the house again!