New Adventures, An Old Friend, And An Old Problem

The project I won’t tell you about is going well (knocks wood), but it requires dragging my Dobro 33-H out of retirement.

Playing guitar again, despite arthritis, is wonderful. Trouble is, I am deaf as a post and my BAHA abutment is busted so I can’t use my hearing aids.

So, I am back to using my teeth to hear my guitar. To be honest, I am okay with that. I love that I can work around my handicaps with or without assistive technology.

That’s all for now. I need more quality time with this old guitar.

This Week

There is a lot going on behind the scenes here. In addition to Mephistopheles the cat becoming part of the family, our lesson schedule is jumping and there are some massive projects making a lot of headway.

These are all good things. Hell, I even broke down and got my camera gear back out and am back to taking photographs like I used to. The only downside is that, as the cooler weather approaches, neuropathy, headaches and arthritis pain increases. If I take on too much the workload will overwhelm me.

Between the election, events across the country, COVID-19 and maintaining my well-being, I have decided to put official meetings of The Wednesday Night Banjo and Donut Society on hold. We will maintain the group’s Facebook group, and we encourage you all to hold meetings there.

I love the Wednesday night meetings, but I learned the limits of my strength the hard way. While I hate to disappoint anyone, it would be foolish to push too hard and get sick all over again. We have some awesome things in the works and I need to keep my hand on the wheel.

-Patrick