Any musician that travels even a little needs an easy way to move equipment. It's pretty true for almost any hobby really. However, when I was younger, and playing in a band, being able to save on rock and roller cart at musicians friend would have come in so handy. I didn't have the Internet, or a store like that in the area back then, but my granddaughter who is just beginning her music career does. It's so much fun going online with her and seeing all of the great deals there are, getting her the things she needs to participate and enjoy her love of music.
We're REALLY getting slammed this year. This is just a sample of the many massive snow storms from this winter. It seems like every "snow" is a major snow. No dustings or minor blizzards this year so far.
Wedding parties are only as good as the music. Live bands are great, but limited. To really get a good selection of music that everyone will enjoy and have it really sound like the songs we all love, a DJ playing the music is the best way to go. Searching for a good DJ isn't hard. It can all be done online. Since it isn't like buying an item that can be shipped from anywhere, however, you have to make sure you narrow your searches to a specific location. Use the area that the wedding will be in. Even if you live in Illinois, if the actual wedding will take place in your hometown of Charleston, NC, finding a DJ in Chicago isn't going to help much. You have to look for a charleston wedding dj.
Make sure the DJ has the selection of music that best fits your style and has a personality that will also be in-tune with your own tastes. Preferences for style aren't the same for everyone.
I've been wanting to remodel my kitchen for awhile now, but even though it's small, new cabinets are not in the cards. The ones in there now are dated and old. They are still in decent shape, however, and nothing is falling apart, so I should be happy with that. They don't even really need to be refinished, although it certainly would change the looks of them. What would make a really big difference is to add hardware to change the cover appearance of them. Since there have never been any, however, getting handles to stay in place on the doors is hard. The wood isn't holding screws. I've looked around for these inserts before when needing to anchor heavier items to a wall, or for other uses. A small insert will help convert my old cabinet doors with no handles into something more updated and attractive without having to change the entire door.
Weather report blogs are kind of cheating, but this one bears mentioning. Finally, after over a week, we're creeping out of the sub-zero weather and deadly wind-chills that have been round the clock regular here in Chicago this year. The cold sure did start early too. While not that deadly stuff, we got freezing weather and snow far earlier than I can remember since way back in my childhood. I suppose it could actually be considered normal, at least I remember that early cold and deep December snow from back then as normal. It hasn't been normal at all for the past couple of decades though, and I certainly can't remember -40 degree windchills in December or at all during the winter at all. I think the only state that escaped the most severe weather was Florida, especially in the SW. Boy do I want to move there. I was born down in Florida, and I need to get back to my roots. The coldest it got there was mid-50's on ONE day. All the rest were typical January Florida 70s and 80s. Gotta love that.
A long time artist and writer, I grew up in suburban Chicagoland, then moved to a rural town in Illinois where I worked, raised a family and bred all types of animals from rabbits and chickens to sheep, goats and horses on a small farm. I have been living with and loving my real-life knight in shining armor of 32 years. Recently relocated back to the suburbs of Chicago, and dreaming of moving to sunny Florida.
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