Friday, August 5, 2005

real life interfering

The lack of posting lately is due to several things. First, tomorrow is the big moving day. Our house is full of boxes, garbage bags waiting to be taken to the dump, donations for Salvation Army, and all those other fun moving-related things. There's still a lot to do. It's almost 90 degrees in Seattle today, which is far too hot for most of us Pacific Northwest weather-whimps. I hate packing with a passion that I cannot put in to words. But, tomorrow it will all be over. We have until Thursday to get any leftover stuff out of the house and in to storage or the new condo. Our landlady is hiring someone to come in and clean, which takes care of one of my other least-favorite things in life, and we're hiring movers for the first time in our lives, so at least we won't be schlepping things up to our second-story unit in the heat tomorrow. So, it could be worse. Still, I hate packing. Also, I hate packing. And have I mentioned that I hate packing?

Another thing that has kept me from posting is that I have a new job. I am going to be editing on-line components of math textbooks. I hope it will be a perfect job for me -- it's very part time, with flexible hours, and believe it or not I really enjoy math. It's a good opportunity to learn more about programming and HTML. Plus, it's all working from home (or wherever I happen to be), and the pay is great. I can fit it in around all my musical jobs, and it should give me the freedom to be a little more selective about which music jobs I take. However, right now, it's like learning a new language. I'm sure I will catch on fairly quickly, but I hate the feeling of not really knowing what I'm doing. Combined with the move, this adds up to a little more upheaval in my life than I'm comfortable with.

I have a gigantic stack of music to learn that has been put off with everything else that has been going on. Next week I'll be able to dive in, and I should have lots to write about.


diane :) said...

but at least you're not driving 2500 miles with two big honking dogs... it could always be worse :)-
see you soon!

Beth said...

Hope it all went well. Send us the new addy when you have a chance. And congrats on graduating to the world of *other people moving your stuff for money*. I have used movers several times and wouldn't do it any other way. That said, I hope I never have to move again, or at least not for a very, very, long time.

Tiffany said...