Wow that does seem expensive for you to send then! I think you did the best thing by sending it to the retailer, I’m sure he’ll do a good job.
You seem to have more experience in wooden recorder than me then! Im surprised you’d class yourself as an amateur having owned and played them for over 20 years!
All music is an inspired creation.
All creation is made and held by sound and music.
It all has one source and with our music we merely mirror his beauty.