I HAVE to make this blog really short since I am about to be picked up by my manager for a private party gig this evening. However, I didn't want too much time to be lost (yet again) between my entries.
Day 9: Before being picked up for the gig at Ballydoyle in Aurora (one of the Irish pubs that Classical Blast is on regular rotation for - thank the Universe,) I was waiting downstairs for my ride. I saw one of my neighbors approaching the front gate. I fished out my keys and opened it up for her. I barely know her (only in passing once.) She thanked me. Turns out we have the exact same ski parka (blue Columbia jacket.) I said, "nice jacket." She laughed. Said, "yeah. Looks familiar." Good passing moment.
Day 10: Before writing this, I made a phone call to my sister (or rather, I returned her phone call. Got no answer. She raises three kids and works overnight as well. So, no surprise. I left her a voice message.) Therefore, I contacted my 2nd cousin in Indiana. This is the first time I have talked to her since the funeral. She was on the road with her husband and in between engagements today. It was a short but nice conversation. It turns out that she is working on gathering a small group for the Blue Chip Casino gig in Michigan City, IN on Sat. Feb. 16th. Took a minute to sink in since I am still "out of it." This phone call was keeping with the amends that I made to my late grandfather that I will do my best to keep in touch with family (the family members that aren't "off their rocker," so to speak.) Was nice.
Gotta go. Make this a great weekend, 29-Day Giving Challenge Family! :D