My wife and I are working from the Holiday Inn Express in Webster, New York. There is a winter storm warning in effect from tonight through Thursday, April 1st. Ha-freaking-ha!!! How ironical. I love western New York!!! I guess this is one of the many reasons we're returning permanently. Yes, the weather is one of the reasons we're heading back home after three years of what-the-fucking-hell-?! in Pittsburgh, PA.
Initially, this return trip was to be solely for a surgery consult. I require cataract surgery in my cancer-ridden right eye. The radiation treatments from 2017 have left it a little, uh, cloudy. So there's that. However, what this trip has become is something a little more wall-to-wall-exciting for us than another surgery scheduling.
We're in the process of moving back to western New York. We are also in the process of planning the building of our new home. We are fortunate enough to be working with Gerber Homes of Ontario, New York as our builders. We've worked with them before (way back in 2008) and once again, they're going above and beyond to make this build exactly what we're looking for (I think we're driving Leanne crazy...). In the meantime, we'll be living in one of Gerber Homes' apartments while the house is being built. It'll be tight for awhile, but in all honesty, that's just fine with both Claire and myself.
Pittsburgh seemed like a good idea at the time. Let's leave it right there; nice and neat and quiet.
It's simply time for Claire and I to move forward, cautiously. We're looking forward to our return to New York. We are looking forward to being back in familiar places, seeing familiar faces. It's going to be a busy rest of 2021, but with any luck, we'll be settled by year's end, moving it all forward.
I have continued writing and recording new music. As of today, there are 95 new songs. Out of that batch, there are at least 83 that I would consider finishing for release. It's been a productive year for me musically. Head down, hitting the record button every day without a break (aside from these medical things). We'll see where it all goes soon. I have no concrete plan in place. I have hopes though. We all have those, right? Even though it's not a strategy, it's nice to have them just the same.