Vest on the way

I haven’t worked on the sakiori in two days. I’m really close though, and tonight I’m going to try and get some more work done. I think I’ve got maybe five hours left on it. I discovered that my measurements were screwed up though. The vest is composed of four large panels and two small ones. I had been measuring the lengths of the large panels by laying them on my floor and using my tape measure. Only problem is, my floor is carpeted, so the panels were getting some extra friction and not laying out correctly. I need to clean off a smoother surface and re-do my measurements.

Yesterday was a very hard day. I’m going to be depressed for a while. Sorry, I’m not going to go into details here. But there was a very bright moment in the day that I’d like to record.

My violin teacher called me to come try out a violin at a local music store. The instrument was made in Dublin, Ireland in 1800 and repaired somewhere in the US in 1904. It was beautiful. I fell utterly in love with it. It felt really incredible to hold a violin that was only slightly younger than my country.

But alas, I cannot afford it. The owner was willing to let it go for $500, but I already have way too much debt on my credit card. I’m going to set up a savings account and start putting money away so that in a few years, when I can play the violin that I’ve got now in perfect tune, I can get myself something like what I held yesterday.

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  1. David Says:

    Thanks, folks. I think the personal stuff is working itself out.

    And yeah, I’ve seen The Red Violin. Several times. I’ve got it on DVD at home from NetFlix right now. :-) I think tonight I’m going to crank up the TV real loud and go to town on the sakiori while watching it.

  2. Stacey Says:

    I hope what ever is making you blue hammers itself out. The viloin sounds cool. Have you seen the movie The Red Violin? Your entry reminded me of that. Here’s hoping good Karma will send you some $$$ for you to get it.

  3. Daphne Says:

    I second that. Just try to keep doing the things you enjoy and whatever else you need to heal yourself..and we’ll all be here for you if you need us. :)

  4. Kaetchen Says:

    Buck up, little camper. It’s going to get better.