Last Friday as the Blizzard of 2k16 was starting in Southeast Ohio, we drove up to Columbus to the airport to spend the nigh, poising for an early flight to San Diego. Down at the Fur Peace Ranch, the snow was already falling steadily. Up in Columbus, there was almost nothing. We had a non stop flight to LA early Saturday morning that originated on the West Coast so there was no delays due to the massive accumulation in the East. A short flight from LA to San Diego, and there we were…
Now it was in the fifties an sixties in SD and our local brethren were complaining about the cold. It’s all relative. So here I am, the opening session of our 19th year as a teaching facility. Who would have thought? All this said, and don’t get me wrong, I’m thrilled to be here for this opening session, but if I were home, I would be enjoying the winter wonderland. We are moderately self sufficient as these things are reckoned… generators… plows… all that stuff… and we live on top of a hill so flooding by the grace of G_d is not an issue for us. Now I realize that if a disaster were to be prolonged, survival would be a problem for us as it is for most people. I don’t see guitar playing as a big survival skill, but so far so good. We are blessed.
Things are beginning to clear up back home and if we are lucky, this will be the only big storm of the year. Hopefully life is returning to normal for the folks back east.
The next couple of weeks I’ll be out West and I’ll be weighing in from time to time.
Be well all!