Wednesday, August 15, 2012

At Last

     Well I did it, I road tripped with minion number one, visited family, went to the county fair, was present  at my father's 60th B-day party, and watched the formation of a  command post for the Chips fire.  (Which is still burning the mountain side) Minion number one stayed behind, the nine hour drive back, scared him, chicken.  Not really, he is visiting family.  Not to say I balk at a nine hour drive, wow, that's a long time to be in a car, or my case, truck.  Thank God for Sirius xm and Octane!! 
     The road blurs, the broken yellow line becomes a serpent teasing your ability to stay on your side, while the person in front of you drives twenty below the speed the limit, because of a little rain.  Ok, it poured, my wipers begged for relief.  And I took the easy way, no canyon for me, no eighty miles of turns, (that have made their way into a couple of stories) no driving down the center of the state, no sir, (I chose the Sierra Nevada mountains) it's a semi straight road, nothing around for miles, and yet there was a 55 mph speed limit! To quote a great line, "I can't drive 55."  But cruise control can, so it did, I took a nap.  
     There are pictures to come, I was sorely disappointed when the smoke and ash from the fire covered my truck, me, my camera, the entire sky.  But the evening sun turned red, between the smoke, the cloud build up, and fire beneath.  As violent and devastating as it is, there was more than one night we stood in the ash and watched the sky reflect the chaos happening beneath it.  Of course, I had my camera and notebook, and that's when a story found its voice, and demanded an audience.  Never get tired of that feeling.  
   Now it's time to get back to business.  
   Enjoy your week, it's Wednesday, the day before Thursday, that's really close to Friday!! 
  iPod~ Steve Earl ~  Guitar Town

This is exactly how I feel about the instruments, whatever they may be, around me. 

“Love is like a friendship caught on fire. In the beginning a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable.”
Bruce Lee


  1. Oh, I love this. I got so wrapped up in reading your Road trip and Hagar experience that I did not want it to end. Such a gift of the perfect words you do have. I could feel the rain, ash, and even see the person in front driving that tedious pace. lol. It's no wonder the muse struck up inside you, awesome post and glad you're back to business. Your father's birthday must have been enjoyable. Thanks for sharing, I enjoyed it a great deal, Monica. :)

  2. Thank you, Amber. Let's just say it's great to get back to business, and now, even caught up! Looking forward to Conquering the Dark Axe, (now on AMAZON) and of course, the move reviews!!

  3. M.A. I nominated you for two blog awards... :D