Sunday, September 01, 2013

To the Loom

Today is my first official day working for ChesShakes, although I am not actually working.  I mean, I did do a little bit of work, but it's not like I had to go into work or anything.  That won't happen until Tuesday.  But, according to my job description, I started today.  Yay me!

Today Jerns took Sam to some sort of cookout or picnic in Frederick, MD, so I had a 4-hour chunk of the afternoon to myself.  Pretty wonderful.  Started with a big nap and then worked on sanding some door jambs.  Hopefully we'll get some trim up and have our dining room (and maybe living room?) painted within the next 2 weeks or so.

Yesterday we had our annual ChesShakes company member retreat, and it was a good time.  Jeannie's brother was visiting us from Florida for the day, so Jeannie and Sam stayed home and I was by myself at the retreat.  Which was fine.  I didn't drink too much and I didn't say anything too stupid, which is what I usually worry about at places like that, so I will count the day as a success.

I decided last week what to do with some of the unexpected royalty money that I made -- I bought myself a resonator guitar.  Which is something I've been wanting to do for many many years, and I saw that they had some cheap (but still decent-looking) ones on Amazon that got some good reviews.  So I did it.  It should be arriving in a day or two, and I'm very excited to be able to have one guitar here that is in standard tuning and then keep the resonator in an open tuning.

Not too much else to report.  Tomorrow I'll be spending the day with Sam, and then on Tuesday he'll be heading to a babysitter, which will be a new experience for him.  I think he's ready.  The boy needs to spend some time around some other kids and learn how to share.

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