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Mendy Smith

Day 5 - Diving in Scroll First

March 28, 2009 at 4:57 AM

Howdy Y'all!

Settling into Houston has taken less time than I thought it would at first.  I got my southern accent back in record time.  My new music room was the first room in the house to become "livable" .  The acoustics in there are actually better than what I had in Oregon.  Tonight I was finally able to get some serious practice time in for the first time in weeks.  My viola went flat by a full half-step with the change in temperature and humidity - but Hilda and I are both enjoying this change of weather. 

My music schedule is already full.  I have a confirmed lesson time on Sunday nights, and orchestra rehearsals on Monday and Tuesday evenings (two different community orchestras).  Next week I audition for my chair in one of the two, and the other audition happens the following week.  This is going to work out well - I will have Wednesday through Saturday for practice and maybe even a new quartet group. 

Somehow I have to make time to finish unpacking the rest of the house....

From Tess Z
Posted on March 31, 2009 at 3:25 AM

Mendy, have you heard about the scholarship yet or did I miss that in a previous blog?  

Jumping in with both feet first always a good idea.  You'll start making new friends too.

From Mendy Smith
Posted on March 31, 2009 at 4:41 AM

I won the scholarship but had to decline it due to getting a job and moving out of state.  It was a very nice way to end my time in Oregon and start again.

From Tess Z
Posted on March 31, 2009 at 12:31 PM

That's wonderful, Mendy.  Congratulation's! 

Are you considering going back to college now that you've relocated?  Will you audition again?

From Terez Mertes
Posted on March 31, 2009 at 6:37 PM

 You are impressively adaptable. Dang! Glad the move went smoothly.

From sharelle taylor
Posted on April 1, 2009 at 9:15 AM

Mendy, that's brilliant about winning a scholarship.  That whole episode must feel like it happened to someone else right now, but I hope you have good memories of it because it was a wonderful achievement.

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