Life has been more hectic. Marc, a man trying to set up a produce program in Asheville to benefit MANNA Food Bank, Asheville Homeless Network, and Asheville residents in general, has come to town with a trivial budget, mostly eaten up by the $1150 plane ticket (round trip) from Warsaw, Poland. He spent two nights in a local motel, and is spending the next 2, 3, 4, or whatever on my couch. I’m getting some good meals out of this, and sometimes he rents a car which helps my transportation for a moment. I just hope the program hits the ground running, and is not just another batch of hot air like so many things we’ve tried to do are.
I’ve been getting more exercise, mostly riding my bike (which is going much better now, I seem to be beginning to get my “legs” back). For the first time since my foot surgery, I’m under 260 lbs. Not MUCH under yet, but I’m working on it.
I got a bug bite on my right arm just below the elbow last week, and it swelled up like an allergic reaction. I’m having to rotate treatments for it — everything I have tried (of 3 treatment possibilities) has worked once, then acted like a 1st degree burn when reapplied later… but one of the other two remedies works, then fails. I think it’s better… just not sure what’s making it better and what worse, as they each seem to help once and the make it worse.
I almost did Open Mic at the Courtyard Gallery for the third consecutive week, haven’t done that for years… but petered out, as the morning prior saw a repairman come out for my dryer. He fixed it, but I had to get up at 9:30 am to do that, and that threw me off my schedule.
All my groups are going well, almost on autopilot, which is a good thing because I’m feeling a bit overwhelmed here at home. I still haven’t made the Perfect Loaf of Bread… made some pretty good ones, but now it’s not rising all the way and the bread comes out more cake-like. Tastes good… and then the weather is hot and muggy, so it molds before I can finish eating it.
I got more of my music recorded, and split up the past couple live performances into individual songs. I currently have 10 songs posted to my MySpace page, including 8 from the new project. I have decided to pay for postage, discs, and envelopes by selling subscriptions. $100 for a lifetime subscription (should be well over 400 songs, so less than 4c per song), or $8 for every two discs. I’m not getting licenses for these, so I’m not selling the music (except for my own songs), just paying for discs, envelopes and postage. This keeps your cost low, so order yours now! LOL but really, I’m serious, just am not the best salesman. Note to those already signed up before I set the price: Most of you will get yours free, some will be asked to pay. The main impetus for this project is to make sure my grandchildren get to hear me sing, as they are in Denver and I have no transportation.