Good morning to my friends ... old and new.. that stop by for a visit .. WELCOME !!!! You know the drill .. I supply the snacks, and you enjoy them to your hearts content .. remember .. magic home -- no fat, no carbs, and no calories .. and all of the flavor and taste you can imagine !!! I made up coffee, hot cocoa, and hot tea .. all of which can be chilled if you prefer !! :) Help yourself and welcome !! :)
We also have ice for a selection of fresh iced drinks ...
WHAT A WHIRLWIND DAY !!!
My big Hammond is now a distant memory .. (well -- a memory that is continuing to remind me until I get 20 years of indentation out of my carpet .. lol ) I had someone come in, and look at my big organ. It was never being used anymore, and well -- couldn't even start up because the generator froze up .. I got this gentlemans' name from a friend of mine. John Kames is the son of Bob Kames .. the king of organs in this area .. and for as nervous as I was, (afraid because I wanted to get rid of this, but had no clue as to how .. and didn't want to be taken) .. When my friend recommended John, 1-I know the name because we've purchased our organs from him and 2-I know my friend wouldn't intentionally steer me wrong on something like this .. I was very very pleased .. I discovered he has alot of interests that I do ... and the conversation never stopped .. except when he brought my organs to life !!!
Yes -- I said ORGANS .. because he got the generator (squeekingly) unstuck; and made that unit come to life with beauty .. I remembered sitting on my front porch listening to Mrs Stein playing in the evenings .. she lived across the street (and was my organ teacher) and brought back sweet memories listening to him play .. (with the squeak in the background) .. lol ..
When we agreed on a price; which didn't take much effort .. and as he dismantled it; he mentioned that he was going to clean it up and refinish it; and it was going to a church .. I told him that that was my wish and that's what I was looking at when I started this endevour. So I'm very happy about the turnout ..
Now this organ, even in my best days I could never move .. because it was so heavy .. the speaker, and the organ stood just below my shoulders .. and he gave me an offer, and said he would take it "today" .. I looked at him... he was no bigger than hubby; and I asked if he had someone out in the truck that I didn't see .. and he said no .. but had a dolly system .. I told him that there is no way out of the house without going down stairs .. 2 in the front, or we could go out the garage .. but that one had 2 as well .. but it would be a direct shot to his van .. all I had to do was move my truck out ..
This man had the most unique setup, and it was all done by leverage; and he got it out the van, and I asked him if he had a hydraulic lift that I didn't see, and he said no .. and hoisted it up into his truck with all just leverage .. took very little lifting on his behalf .. I just stood there with my jaw to the ground ..
As he was wrapping up the seat, footpeddles, and the speakers; I made mention about my other organ .. he asked if I took off the back he would be happy to check that one as well, as long as he was there .. I took off the back, and he got daddy's organ working without crackles .. and he showed me what to do to "clean the points" ..He sat down and made DADDY's organ sing .. and that got me teary eyed .. I could see daddy sitting there and playing after cleaning up the kitchen after an afternoon of cooking ... That was daddy's wind down for the day each day .. but it was heaven hearing those 2 organs come back to life ..
He left and I was literally emotionally exhausted .. from the nonstop conversation with him, and my nerves .. I was pretty much pooped .. I sat down, and well -- I only had about an hour to sit, before getting ready for my dinner with the girls ..
I did want to do my PM exercises before leaving .. because I didn't know what I would feel like when I got home, or WHEN I would be getting home .. I had no idea what the plans were .. I knew it wasn't going to be a terribly late night; because they had to work in the morning, and staying out all night is just not the plans anymore ..
But I wanted to do them .. I was pretty much emotionally and physically exhausted by the time he left, so I had a funny feeling I was going to be totally pooped by the time I would get
home no matter what time it was .. and you know what ?? I was right, so I was proud of my decision to do my exercises before I left .. As long as I do them 2 x a day .. I'm still doing well .. and this just proves that I can work them into my sometimes crazy schedule .. so one more "no excuse" discovery .... lol ..
I had dinner with my friends from work .. Linda and Kim; and had a wonderful time.. but feel bad .. I was on such an emotional roller coaster, that I was a motormouth the entire time .. and I felt bad after it was all said and done, that I hardly left them have a word in .. lol lol .. but heck .. they talk to each other all day long .. lol lol .. It was a wonderful time, and Linda made the mention we should do this each month .. I told her I was game!!!! lol lol .. The bill came and they stole the bill from me .. and wouldn't let me pay anything.. not even the tip .. THAT was a surprise .... a pleasant surprise, but a surprise ..
I ordered the tilapia, and it came with 2 filets... I asked right away for a box, because I knew with the wierd flying mood I was in, I would finish up everything .. and leave feeling overfull again .. I hadn't eaten lunch, but I wasn't hungry because I had a very hearty breakfast .. but it's the mindless eating while you sit and talk that gets me .. and I knew that that was going to happen .. I asked for a container, and put one of the filets in it, with 1/2 of my potato .. so I have my lunch for today .. :) even though my filet fell apart .. lol .. my mindset was at least in the right place .. lol .. I told them that it's all going to the same place, so I don't have to have "pretty" for lunch .. :)
I was right .. by the time I got home I was pretty much spent for the day .. and thankful for my decision of doing my exercises before leaving .. lol
Unfortunately .. going to bed early took it's toll, and I was up and awake at 1 this morning and my brain kicked into gear .. soooo I'm going to have to start concentrating on going to bed later .. because this is happening too much .. Thankfully I did fall back asleep after about 45
minutes or so .. so I feel good this morning .. :)
Today is catching up with laundry .. yes .. I'm pretty much buried in it .. I want to de-dust the corner that the organ was in, and start working on fluffing up the carpet that's been squished .. Hubby is off with mom and her friend .. and he said that he would text or call me when they are ready to leave; and we can decide about how to go downtown by dealing with the time .. either I will meet him down there, or if they leave by 4 like he's hoping, he'll come by and pick me up .. and go down together .. it's the thrill of the overnighter, not necessarily the playing.. I will do my exercises before I leave again .. I can do them when he calls me .. there will be enough time, and I will have more than enough time to do my PM exercises .. then that's one less thing sitting on my head when I want to have fun tonight .. :) So it will all work out .. and I have a day to myself as well .. :)
I also started working on my quilting squares .. and hope to play with that a bit as well .. so I have a busy day planned for myself today .. and looking forward to it .. Busy hands are less likely to look for food .. idle hands are trouble hands .. :)
Wish everyone a wonderful day !!! I'm going to .. Still in my happy place, and not about to leave for awhile !!!! :)