You never know until you get there, what you'll need to do, or have done.
That's life. The picture is one from last year's Western International Band Clinic. I'm in the picture. You guess.
Between getting my son up to Seattle for this year's event, working with him to get him into college--accepted by Michigan and Indiana, so far--and getting him going on the basketball team he's coaching this Fall, as well as rehearsals during the week and weekend for tonight's concert at the Schnitz, getting his music theory up to par for his auditions (starting in January), I've been busy. Oh, and business is good.
This weekend it looks like we're going to get a blow. The Weather Service says we may have sustained winds at seventy miles an hour, but that outlook changes every three or four hours. We lost power for most of a week last winter, but the power company has been doing a lot of work on our system and I don't think things will be that bad this time. Perhaps it's wishful thinking. But a lot of the trees that were going to come down have come down.
Enjoy your preparations as you get ready for Christmas. I am.
Just a brief note. Had a dental procedure this morning. Eck.
The lady performing this procedure informed me that she, as part of the county's Democrat Party, voted against an LNG terminal in our county during their party meeting last night.
I asked her why the party had stopped worrying about the working man and had moved to this environmental stuff. She told me that the Democrats had decided that LNG wasn't clean.
I pointed out that Governor Kulongoski had vetoed two liquid-coal power plants within the past year. That having an LNG terminal in the state of Oregon would make it a lot more likely that we could build LNG generating plants, here in Oregon. I then asked her where, from what source, the Democrat Party had planned for increased power production for the state. Because without more power, how could we get more working men working?
She didn't know. I then told her I was just kidding. And threw in a quick "Death to Capitalism". She was working on my teeth.