Monday, March 21, 2011

Immersion

I've been attempting to ward off a deep blue funk, plus our computer is down.  I'm doing everything through D's laptop, which I do not enjoy.  I've been immersing myself in undemanding fiction and trying to keep things light, so there isn't much to tell, really.  The office is now about 85% put together; the last few steps are my responsibility and I've slacked a bit while fighting off the sadness.  It will be done very soon.

The band has had two very low-key performances so far, which went well.  I think I am finally relaxing into the role.  We've been auditioning drummers and have found a fellow who really knows what he's doing.  The question is - will he stick with us?  Since we are an original band we don't make the kind of money cover bands can.  I'm not in it for money, so it's of little importance to me, but when we first auditioned him he indicated he was accustomed to $50 a gig at minimum, which he will not make with us.  Dave (guitarist) made that clear, but the drummer has come back to rehearse with us since then so we shall see.

We still haven't installed new windows.  We've had two quotes, one very reasonable but I have an instinctual dislike of the business owner.  The other quote was 3 times the price, and again I felt a great aversion to the salesman.  But I need to get the trellis installed NOW if I want to grow anything worthwhile on it for the summer.  The trellises will look more or less like this:

They'll be 12 or so feet tall and span the front of the house, which I think is about 24 feet or so.  I was thinking about having them powder-coated in a deep raspberry color, because when we replace the window trim I want to paint the new trim a deep saturated purple.  I'll keep the house white, paint the front door raspberry as well, and maybe the porch railings in the deep purple.  Of course, if the HOA says no then I have to come up with a new plan.  Grumble, grumble.