March 28, 2009 at 4:57 AM
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....
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.
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.
That's wonderful, Mendy. Congratulation's!
Are you considering going back to college now that you've relocated? Will you audition again?
You are impressively adaptable. Dang! Glad the move went smoothly.
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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