Cover your ears!
Well, I've taken the plunge. I've signed up at Lee College for 12 weeks of lessons in playing the bass guitar. I even had a friend offer me the indefinite loan of his spare instrument until I'm ready to buy my own (thanks, Steve.) Now it's just a matter of waiting until an instructor calls me to schedule the actual lessons.
So if you hear strange rumblings coming from our house, it's probably not an attack by a herd of moose. It will just be me practicing, either on the bass or the bagpipes ;)