Saturday, September 07, 2013

Working Late Again (from "The Christmas Box")

First week of work is over, and I enjoyed it very much.  I put in a lot of hours and I wasn't home very much, but it feels good to be working on creative endeavors with people that I like, and also to have a decent amount of control over my own time.  It looks like I'll be splitting my time between a little bit of office work, working at the site of our fall show, working at our storage units, and working at the new building.  And as the new building progresses, I'll be spending more and more time there, especially when we're not working on a show.  Although once the new building is complete, we'll pretty much be working on a show all the time.  Here's what the new place was looking like yesterday afternoon:


Sam spent 3 days with babysitters this week - one day at the home of what will be his regular daycare person on Wednesdays and Thursdays, and two days with a different babysitter at our house.  He did much better on the days when he was at home, it seems.  But I'm sure he will get more used to it, and I think it will be good for him to spend some time with other kids at daycare, although I'm thankful that we only need to use it 2 days a week, both for financial reasons and also because I want Jeannie and I to be able to spend some time with our kid and not be working all the time.  I don't think that would be particularly healthy for us.  

Speaking of healthy, life has felt much more balanced this week than it had all summer.  I think that when Jeannie and I both get to spend some work time and some home time, things work better.  I enjoyed being at home with Sam, but I would spend all day at home waiting for Jeannie to get home so we could spend some time together, then she would get home and need to spend her evenings working, and it just felt very hard for everyone to get what they needed.  So anyway, I hope things continue to feel balanced.  

What else?  I got the new resonator guitar on Wednesday and finally got a chance to get it set up the way I want last night.  I had to do a little bit of work on it (I had read online about someone else doing similar work on this guitar, which is what gave me the idea to do so), but now I've got it up and running, and I really like the sound of it.  And I enjoy having a guitar that I can just keep in open tuning and grab when I need to.  

Jeannie and Sam are back from their run.  That's all!