Sick in the summer
The hell of it is that if it wasn't the middle of August, I'd just soldier through this thing and go to work. But since I can sit around and think about it, I am, and that's making it worse. I'm about to get into self-pity mode, which I hope I can avoid, but I definitely feel it coming on.
A few things are helping me keep everything in perspective, not least the article I read in the Greenwich Time this morning about the former student of mine who died in a car accident in Vermont. I don't want to go into a whole "at least I have my health and my loved ones" thing here, but yeah, that's what I'm thinking about.
Meanwhile, we're actually making a lot of progress in terms of wedding plans. After a lot of back and forth with the catering manager at the venue, who first told us one price, then backtracked, then seemed to misunderstand a lot of what Erica and I were trying to explain, we're about to sign the contract to have the wedding we want. We should have the paperwork done by the end of the week, with the deposit mailed in and everything. It's taken a while, but it's happening.
Speaking of weddings, there's a non-zero possibility that we'll finally have the ring finished this weekend too. More on that later.
The next thing to get done--figure out how to get the band heard by more than just our friends and families. We played a couple of strong sets this past weekend, but, as Erica pointed out, the bar was pretty much empty except for people we knew and a few regulars. I've got a few books on band promotion on hold at the library, but I feel like it's going to take more than just books to get this thing going. Anyone have any ideas how to make it happen?
Posted by Jeff at 4:07 PM