Fall is here! It’s official. It’s been official for a while, but when haven’t I been behind the curve?
We’ll be installing a wood stove tomorrow. After much debate about its positioning, the number of “elbows” necessary to facilitate our creative piping, and a gripe about the floor mat (laminate! Totally killing the living room vibe, but the stove more than makes up for it…) we’re ready to snug up. Red dog can’t wait to move his bed right next to it.
We spent Saturday morning splitting wood and now have a front porch stacked four feet high and several layers deep with an old red oak that came down on Braeburn Farm. Actually, I split wood until 10:00 and then left for our show in Southern Pines! Thanks for picking up my slack, boys… I owe you one.
Splitting wood reminded me of writing “Black River” this time two years ago (two years ago? Wow). I was loading wood into the back of the truck when the melody came to me.
Speaking of bad transitions… this weekend we’ve got some great shows coming up. On Friday, Oct 12 we’ll be returning to High Rock Outfitters, a charming venue in Lexington, NC, just south of Winston-Salem and a skip away from Greensboro. The folks who own this shop do it all – they’ve got drinks on tap, kayaks hanging on the wall, and a great sound setup in an intimate setting. We’ll be playing with MiZ, and I can’t wait to see his show! $8, doors are open all day, show starts at 9, and we’ll go on around 10:00 or 10:30.
Saturday Oct 13 will see us at the Altamont Theatre in Asheville NC. We haven’t been to Asheville for a while, so you better come out and make sure we come back! We’re looking forward to mountain fall foliage and a second show with MiZ. I haven’t been to the Altamont, but it looks like a great listening room run by folks with great taste in music (ahem, obviously), and we’re excited to have a somewhat early show – $8, doors open at 7, show starts at 8, and we’ll go on at 9:30.
What else is new? Nothing much. Experiencing a severe bout of nesting with the onset of fall, leading me to
1. create curtains for our entire house
2. make Red a dog bed AND a coat. He is embarrassed by this and asked me NOT to put a picture of him in the coat online, but you can see the bed above (a little on the saggy side. I’m working on it). And the curtains… I have to stop sewing things. Soon I’ll be making sweaters for our coolers, or something equally inane.
3. become obsessed with home design blogs like this one <– be careful, it’s a gateway drug.
Tomorrow I’m making a headboard. If I’m not careful this might turn into a home improvement blog (“Home Improvement on a Musician’s Budget!!” or maybe just “The Frugal Bugle”?), and the world doesn’t need another one of those. For the record, my guitars will NEVER be repurposed into end tables.
Chilly until tomorrow,