and she’s right. If I don’t keep in touch with all of my creative sides during this process I really will go head-banging crazy. And that is not a good thing when you are leaving a rental and they want it left pristine.
The good thing is that we’re maybe (probably?) nearly there. After several tries, we found yet another place in Cordes Lakes that we love, which passed inspection AND whose seller and agent are working with us to get the deal done.
Yay. Finally… now all we have to do is make it through appraisal, final loan approval and all the other pounds of paper and legal extras that come with this game.
And finish sorting, packing, cleaning, giving away, etc…
Which is where the music comes in.
It isn’t only the sad ballads that move me now. Old time music has a lot of upbeat, fun, and fun to play tunes, and I need that. Even a few stolen minutes with dulcimer or psaltery in hand is a wonderful break from current reality.
Sharing music with others helps too, though I’m finding that my mood determines comfort level. If I’m feeling good then jamming, playing on the street or at open mic is fun, relaxing, recharging; if my mood is ‘other’ then I’m more likely to be tight and arguing with the stage-fright devil hanging off my shoulder. Maybe I should just bang away on the bodhran until he goes away???
No matter; one way or another we will have a home soon.
Also lots of memories – the good kind and otherwise – plus a whole new collection of skills and experience.
More on that later.