Tag Archive: weekend

Jitters

Got two more days of work before I hit the road for Pittsburgh. Don’t really have the money to make it work “right”, so I’m driving at night and taking naps. I don’t have to be in Pittsburgh until at least noon Friday but there is no way to wait to leave at a time which would get me there, and I wouldn’t be able to sleep. So I leave after work tomorrow night, and stop at all the rest areas and take a nap… the trick part will be getting off I-81 at the right time to grab US19 and take it up to I-79, which is not only a shortcut but avoids all the toll roads.

At present, my money is literally being flushed down the toilet. I have a toilet which runs constantly. My landlord looked at it, tried to fix it, gave up and bought a new one but hasn’t had time to install it yet. I got my water bill, and I’m using the water of a family of four (and being charged accordingly). That’s not as bad as stories I’ve heard, but any dollar I can save makes it easier to live here…

Back to Confluence… I get a 90-minute concert, which, according to open mic standards, means 18 songs. Yeah, some of mine are bloody long, so many only 15 or 16. I’m trying to get that many ready for prime time… and every time I make a list of what might work, I remember another one. I think I’ll just fly by the seat of my pants. There will be at least three people I know at the convention (sadly, not including Blind Lemming Chiffon), one of whom knows my repertoire pretty well, so I have someone to bounce ideas off when I get there.

Back to life. I have sold my laptop. It will pay off most of the remaining debt I incurred acquiring it. My desktop, partially a gift of my old friend John Noggle, is fully up and running (Windows 7), and my relationship with a laptop running Windows 8 was going rapidly downhill from a low start. I have an Android KitKat phone and a decent Android tablet, don’t need so much technology and need less debt. I could have gotten a little more for it, but the buyer is a friend (one already mentioned in the Confluence paragraph) so I don’t have to mail it or deliver it special. Nobody in my income class needs as much technology, or as much debt, as I current have.

OK, that’s enough for now. Wish me luck!

Hugs,
Me

Ah, the Weekend

This was a pretty good week. Two classes, not much going on, keeping in touch with family, got my business taken care of and bills paid. Not much left, but at least I got through. Don’t think I have anything this weekend, although I might use my blood donor voucher to see another Smokies game tomorrow.  I’ve been trying to write a song or songs, I’m getting pieces but no clarity yet. When it comes together, it’s when I get that piece I was missing to make it all happen.  I revisited the tune I wrote a week ago, and it doesn’t go with the chorus I wrote this week, so I’m at square two on both those songs.

Ah well. Take care of myself and my kitties. Who are driving me crazy. Oops, too late for that.

I got a new treatise from Bob Trubshaw at Heart of Albion Press, and immediately found a typo. Then a few pages later, another. By the time I’d found the third, I had Bob’s approval to go through and find everything I could find and report back to him. I miss doing this kind of work. Maybe Bob will put me to work again.

 

Hugs,

Me

Lazy Days

My friend has moved on, hopefully to find housing and employment soon. He is welcome to come back for a few days if needed.

I have a weekend off, which is normal.

I’m not doing much of anything. There is still some unpacking or repacking to do, getting my storage in better shape, etc. I will likely take a stab at some of this.

I have another friend coming for a couple days’ visit from Detroit, due to arrive on the 9th. We are considering taking in a Smokies baseball game on the 11th before she moves along.

It is nice to have control of my life, a comfortable apartment, and almost enough food to get by until I get more (next paycheck on the 3rd).

Hugs,
Me

Low Resolution

I did not make any New Year’s resolutions this year. Right now, I’m not feeling in control of my life, so I would not have any idea what I could keep or even what I want to keep. Maybe I’ll make some in March.

Friday I got the laundry done. Yesterday the dishes and still had two loads of laundry. Today the catboxes and trash (I hope – still working on that and don’t have a key to the back gate). Not bad for living in a house I’m moving out of, and with nobody home but me and the animals.

Guess there is nothing earth-shaking in today’s blog. Sorry.