We took two trips in June, one to Kentucky, and one to Oregon. I wanted to meet up with Jim B. while in OR, but the birth of his grand daughter was later than the doctors predicted, so our schedules didn't work out. I wanted to play some music with Jim at Lithia Park in Ashland, OR, something on my bucket list. Jim bought "Possum In A Pear Tree", and it would have been fun to have a two possum jam together. My son and I got to play in the Pacific Ocean, and we all went on jet boat trip on the Rogue River. I was mostly really glad to see some of my family.
My real job training for school bus driving is going well, and I may have my CDL by next week. Then I will get to drive for reals after school starts.
I am working on the 1/4 size possum fiddle for my son, and I am on the neck as of this writing. I do so hope he will want to learn to play, but you can't always force these things. It will be a fun thing to have around regardless.
The way things are going, I don't know if there will be enough time for me to help Jed build a guitar and a mandolin by this spring, so he will need to choose which one he wants to do most, and if there's time for the other, okay.
I might be having a "Back to School Sale" for August and September. Contact me if any of you have an interest in violin, and we'll parlez.