Things have been a little busy lately..
First off, I’m changing day jobs.. The old one (at Bank of America) ended on Friday, and the new one starts on Monday up in Connecticut. It’s one hell of a commute (3x longer than I’ve ever had) but everything else about the job is extremely positive.
Second, I’ve had a major hard drive failure lately. The drive that has all my photos, music and movies on it died with no warning. So while it is backed up frequently (after last years crash) the backups didn’t cover everything, and are MUCH slower to use to get things done. So to those of you who’ve asked for something, or are waiting for pics to be put up, that’s why. I’m sorry.
Third, I own an apartment in Hoboken and my tenant moved out a week ago. They gave me 2 weeks notice, and pretty much abused the fact I didn’t make them sign a renewal lease back in April. (They were getting married and wanted to move over the summer. They gave notice on Halloween for Dec 1. I’ll never be that nice again..) So now I have to fix the things they broke, repaint the rooms they painted soo poorly, and find a new tenant in what is at the very least the worst rental market in 10 years. Yeah, thanks.
Forth, I’m doing some revamp of the website itself. I can do this remotely without access to the dead hard drive, so this makes more sense than it might seem priority wise. This will have the benefit of indexing the photos by Artist, Venue, Promoter, and a few other things automatically for me. So photos will end up being posted quicker, with lower effort on my part, while being easier to find on your parts.. win-win.
And finally, it’s one of my best buds from college’s bachelor party tonight.. Call the coroner now, we may be in need.
So once tonight’s over, the new job starts on Monday, maybe Jury Duty on Tuesday, Thanksgiving on Thursday, and I make it back Saturday to fix the apartment.. Then things will have a chance of being “normal”.. Thanks for being patient.