Wednesday, May 21, 2008

It's official!

This week has I've been addressing all the details that follow moving, such as getting my vehicle registered and new plates! I also got a new wireless plan since my previous carrier has no coverage here. A local bank account, new driver's license, you get the idea...
This place is starting to feel like home. So many kind, gracious, interesting people. I've started looking for employment in earnest, I hope to find something soon since funds are rapidly dwindling, moving ain't cheap no matter how you do it! I've managed to work some odd jobs but need that steady flow!
I'm really enjoying small town living. It's funny, I think many things are actually more convenient here than when I was in Cleveland. I can walk just about anywhere, for groceries, bank, library, etc..
I also have managed to get my studio mostly together. Last night I played my Chapman Stick for the first time in quite a while, whew, a bit rusty but it felt good. Time to get back to practicing, gigs await!

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Getting Settled...

Yay!!!! The move is complete. We've managed to get all our stuff moved into this charming old Victorian home. On Saturday morning the crew started arriving to help. I couldn't believe it, in total 12 wonderful people took time from their busy lives to help an old friend and a new friend start on a new adventure together.

Prior to the move we had been busy painting, this is the Master Bedroom in its original "Smurf" blue glory.

We like it much better now, a tinge of yellow. Each morning the sun fills the room, making it seem enormous.

Of course the most exciting part of the move is sharing a place with someone I truly adore!

Monday, May 5, 2008

A few pics...

A few pics from downtown Salida...

Been having a great time here, meeting lots of really nice people. I'll be moving into a house at the end of this week, till then living out of my backpack. Found a new home at the Salida Cafe, great coffee, people, treats, and live music!

Saturday, May 3, 2008

It's a do over!

So, on Wednesday of this past week I arrived in my new home, Salida, CO. I moved here from Cleveland, Ohio. I sold most of my belongings, whatever I couldn't ship or fit in my car went bye-bye.
This past year has been full of change, personal, spiritual, financial, etc.. I'm hoping to start fresh here. So, basically, I'm looking for work, trying to live an honest, open life. I realize that people move all the time, it's no big deal, but to me it is.
I thought I'd start a blog so my friends and family can check out how things are going. I also thought it would be a good way to share my passions with others.

A few pics, a nearby lake...

Outskirts of town...
The view from the front deck...