What a Year I'm Having! 

Greetings, whoever-reads-this! 

Long time, no blog. So I'm writing one. This used to be a daily thing, but my other daily things seem to have crowded it out of the picture. Wordle, then Spelling Bee, then Lumosity- and by then I've pissed away roughly half my day. Maybe it's time to bring back the blogs, at least on a weekly basis. 

This has been a hell of a year, and it's not even half over. In January, I had to see a Dermatologist about a mole on my forehead my regular Doctor was unsure of. That one was immediately dismissed as benign, but they found another one right on the top of my head that looked suspicious. 

So a Biopsy was done, and then outpatient surgery to have it removed. And then a follow-up appointment telling me that it was all good. No Cancer. Some anxiety about the possibility of having Cancer, but no Cancer. 

Also in January, I lost a shingle from my roof, and had some serious leakage. A couple of plastic wastebaskets were enough to contain it, but it's been stressful. Lots  of rainy days and nights monitoring the water flow.. The sustained vigilance is what gets you the most- having to constantly be watching the levels on your wastebaskets... By dumb luck, I was able to get a good Roofer, so this situation is on the way out.

What was supposed to be the Trifecta in my Year of Shit was a Dentist appointment I had this afternoon. I thought they were going to pull some bridgework, which would've left a huge gaping hole in there. Instead, they cleaned. I think they gave me a worst-case-scenario just in case, but maybe didn't find enough decay to justify pulling the whole thing out of my mouth.

So these things have worked themselves out. Not without first taking a bite out of my ass, but still-  a better resolution than I thought possible. Maybe I can get back to concentrating on the guitar. 

Three gigs so far this year. Two of them were trio, and all three were fun. I don't have anything else lined up at the moment, but now that these situations have all been tended to, maybe I can see what kind of trouble I can get into. 

This is already too much to read, so I'll ring off here for now. Thanks as ever for stopping in and wading through it. Happy Tuesday to you, whatever that means! Ich bin outa here for now. More later.  PS Today's musical offering(which comes with every blog I write in here)is Toots Theileman's Bluesette, done in alternating keys: G and Bb. It's on my CD Jazz Guitar. Operators are standing by to take your order…





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