May 19, 2009
Heading to NYC
I’m off to New York tomorrow morning. On Friday night, the International Honors Wind Symphony will perform “Kingfishers Catch Fire” at Avery Fisher Hall (home of the NY Philharmonic) at Lincoln Center. Then, on Sunday at 2pm, the National Collegiate Wind Ensemble, under the direction of H. Robert Reynolds, will ALSO perform “Kingfishers Catch Fire” — this time at Carnegie Hall. So in the craziest act of scheduling ever, and something that can only happen once in my lifetime, I will have performances of the same piece of music on the same weekend at both Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall. This, plus the best wife in the world, and what is turning out to be the sweetest kitchen I’ve ever stepped foot into… I’m one lucky S-O-B.
Speaking of the kitchen, it’s amazing how far it’s come in only three weeks. A full demolition down to the studs, new walls, repositioning of doorways, electrical, paint, floors, cabinets, countertops, and plumbing, plus the previously unplanned full gut renovation of the laundry room — all in three weeks. Today, our cabinets were adjusted, the cabinet hardware installed, and our contractor installed our sink and garbage disposal. We now have a functional sink in our kitchen! Seriously — life is good.
See you in NYC!