I just got back from playing at the Hard Knox Roller Girls Carnival. There weren’t a lot of people, but they were good people. I got a tip specifically for playing “Waist Deep in the Big Muddy”, and a child (probably prompted by his parent, who had done her homework) asked me to play “The Last Wolf”. I got $15 in tips for a 45-minute performance, better than I was getting at my last job. I had a good time. It was indoors but in a non-cooled building. This was an almost impromptu performance — someone invited me to the event site on Facebook about a week and a half ago, and I opened my mouth about performing; a few days ago someone on the planning committee asked what kind of music I played, listened to some of my online stuff, and asked me on Thursday to perform. I almost didn’t get up on time — my Echo did not do my alarm. But all is well, and I had a nice time.
Monthly Archive: July 2016
Little to do other than unpack boxes. I’m going tomorrow to clean the cabin and get my cleaning supplies and ironing board. Comcast came today, and it revealed that while the modem I inherited from John is OK, the router did not connect and so I have no wifi. The installer recommended a combination modem/router by Netgear, and I found it at Amazon for more than $30 less than it was at Voldemart.
Other than that, I managed to get the last couple of blinds I needed from Family Dollar and installed them.
Not much else other than phone calls going on.
I made two trips yesterday in my car. Ken’s truck is in need of repair and will get that on Monday but I have to keep going. I moved all the computer stuff except what I’m using and a few pieces I missed, and moved all my instruments. Today I’m moving my records, CDs, tapes, and stereo, and then make another trip with various things. If I make a third trip, I will start moving books. I should also get the two broken-down bookcases and some bed parts. I will be too hot and tired to do much else.
I got to look at the inside of the trailer today for the first time. The under-floors are entirely redone, the walls are entirely repainted, and they almost had the living room retiled with the rest of the house to go. I was surprised to see that the main bedroom was in the rear of the trailer, that’s the opposite of the other trailer I lived in that was the same size, and that there was a full bath at both ends of the trailer.
I may, just may, be able to move all my non-essential stuff this weekend. I need to hear back from Ken on when he has time, and then talk to Keith about getting the keys.
My guess it that it could be two more weeks before I’m actually moved in, but I may not know what I’m talking about.
I was silent the entire month of June. Things are still developing, just not as quickly as I would like.
I can’t get unemployment. Not because I’m on Disability, but because I can’t work full time (because of my disability).
The trailer I’m moving to has had to be completely redone, and is not ready yet. It may be ready by the end of this week to move SOME things in, but probably not ready to move me and the kitties.
I did get approved as an Uber driver. I’m not sure whether that’s a good or bad thing, but it might help.
I stopped selling stuff because I don’t know where I’ll be when it’s time to mail it out. Or it’s too stressful to balance in the rest of my life-in-turmoil.
I will be going tonight to hear Emmie perform in Knoxville. I will be going tomorrow to give Connie her new laptop (“Mobile Workstation” – this thing is HUGE) and install RAM on her desktop, and do other things, hopefully remembering to take her old laptop so I can use or sell it. And on Thursday, I hope to get up early enough to check on the work on the trailer.
My desktop is still not working, but I’ll either get it fixed after I move or start uing one of the computers John left me. They probably run circles around mine anyhow.
Lots of emotional stuff going on. No need to get into that here. Call me if you think I need a hug, or if you do.
My cell phone is working, except it is now on a carrier which does not have service at the cabin. After I move, or whenever I’m out and about, I can be reached on it. If you think I’m at the cabin, call me at (865) 344-7156.