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Many Miles

Old Guitar Case

20+ years. Thousands of Miles. Countless Memories.

The guitar lives on but there isn’t enough duct tape in Louisiana to keep this case on the road.

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Tile and Tunes

Returned to New Orleans today following some business travel and some personal time with my family in Virginia.

Our plane landed mid-day so when we arrived back at the house work was in full swing. Mike and Rick were installing the wall tile in the downstairs bathroom.

tile being installed

First sighting of the tile being installed in the downstairs bathroom.

By the end of the day a good bit of the tile was up. Seeing this makes it seem like the project will one day be completed.

Subway tile installed

End of day one of tile install in the downstairs bathroom.

Needing to stay busy while the guys were here working, K and I decided to work on getting the kitchen into some sort of functional state. While I was traveling, Ben and Rob stopped by and helped K move the refrigerator into the kitchen — no small feat involving removal of handles and doors — and hook up the Chambers stove. Today I worked on painting some shelves and K figured out how to turn four random pieces of furniture into a kitchen. I think she did a great job. I am thinking of this as Kitchen 1.0 — knowing that we will be iterating as we discover what works and what needs improvement.

first iteration of the kitchen

Kitchen 1.0

No heavy lifting tonight though. We are relaxing. K is catching up on some PBS and I am working on version 1.1 of the music room since two of my tables just migrated down to the kitchen this afternoon. The good thing about version 1.1 is that the turntable is actually hooked up to the stereo. First up on vinyl in the new house: Stevie Ray Vaughan.

Record Player Finally Hooked Up

First Vinyl Played in the New House: Stevie Ray Vaughan

The track was Tin Pan Alley for those of you keeping score at home.

The rest of the soundtrack for the writing of this post: Led Zeppelin, Houses of the Holy and Creedence Clearwater Revival, The Concert.

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