It took us 4 days to get to Maine from Arizona. I'll say this now that I've arrived safely, but the guy at the tire store in Arizona told me one of my tires probably wouldn't make it across the country without blowing out. Well, I showed him! However, I really do need to get new tires... The cost in gas from Maine to Arizona was about $140. I filled up for the last time in New Jersey, and they pumped my gas for me... I forgot to look at how much the last tank was. Oh well, pretty good still! The dogs traveled perfectly. I never heard a peep from Jazz, and she was happy to get in her crate after each rest stop. We passed our moving truck on the road! I know, because I took note of the license plate number. The moving truck actually showed up on time, and thankfully, the unloading was much quicker than the loading. Unfortunately, we couldn't find a house in time, so our stuff just went from storage in Arizona to storage in Maine... But we are under contract on a house already! It's a nice colonial home (box) in a really nice neighborhood, and I'll be able to teach piano/organ lessons from my home studio. It's close to our friends and close to downtown Brunswick and Topsham. The perfect location! Although, it is a 45 minute commute to St. Alban's.
I don't start work yet at St. Alban's. I will start playing for services on June 16th. This weekend I'll be in Boston shadowing the assistant music director at the large Episcopal cathedral. I've already booked a gig with a Portland Theater for the fall - I'll be playing keyboard for the musical "Matilda."
The weather has been pretty nice. Some rain, some sun, hovering in the mid 40s to mid 50s. It did get in the 60s one day... summer is on the way! Of course, Wendy and I have already had lobster and haddock (my favorite). Once the house closes I get to rent a UHaul and move all our stuff into the house. Hope the weather is good for that!
That's all for now!