October 2018

Time once again for me to provide some form of update. I’ll try to keep it brief.

I started shopping for a new home at the beginning of the year. What a crazy process that was! The market has been bizarre. Countless afternoons of having a property pop up on the market, rushing out to see it with my realtor, and then determining it was trash (90% of the time), or hurrying to put an offer together that night … only to be outbid. Frustrating. However, I did eventually win the bid on a condo in Fishers, IN. I closed in July and moved in August. I am once again completely single for the first time in a long time. It’s been an interesting adjustment at times, to say the least. Before moving in, I had to spend a chunk of cash to do some remodeling, removing a wall and replacing 19-year-old carpet with luxury vinyl. The place is slowly coming together and I realize I have plenty more to do, as time and MONEY allow. As I jokingly say, “I have invested in a 15-year fix and flip.” 😛

There have been some shifts and changes with some of the bands I’m in, but with the exception of Station to Station, everything else seems to be together in some shape or form, even if moving slowly. I have joined a new Mark Moran project called The Beep Line, a 60s rock ‘n’ roll cover band that does a great job emulating bands like The Beatles, The Monkees, The Rolling Stones, The Who, Led Zeppelin, and many more. Yet another great set of players that learn and execute quickly.

I’ve had the joy of getting to know some new people in my life like Michael Read, Lisa Sauce, Phil Kaiser, Jim Sanders, Mark Moran, and others … and feel blessed to know them all!

October has been a rather slow month for me musically, mostly due to the fact that Tommy Whiskers lost its weekly house gig at TWO different venues within one week. That’s taken a toll on my budget, forcing me to be extremely frugal at the moment. Moving into a new home on my own has forced me to purchase a lot of things I needed to get started, but now it’s time to get tough on “discretionary spending” and focus on absolute necessities. I have plenty of gigs coming up on the calendar, and I’m sure this new project will yield more gig opportunities. This is just a temporary dry spell.

Well, that’s all I can think of right now. Needless to say, I could probably write a multiple-page entry on the entire moving experience, but I won’t go down that emotional rabbit hole here. 😉

Now, stop reading and go live your life! 😀

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