Needless to say there wasn't any studio time yesterday. Between half a day prepping and cooking the gumbo and car buying drama with numerous phone calls back and forth and then finalizing the sale, we had to transfer everything out of the old car into the new car. We thought we were so thorough, but found that we left all the CD's in the CD player and Jim left a pair of his glasses, so he'll be retrieving those things this morning as well as tidying up all those things we quickly transferred before heading to our sons place.
The really nice guy who delivered the car spent a lot of time helping us set up the garage door opener, showing us how to enter phone numbers, etc. etc. My sweet Jim, the resident luddite, asked "what's bluetooth?" Oh boy is he going to have fun this week trying to figure out all the things you can do with this car besides driving it. When he got his first not so smart smart phone a couple of months ago, the buyers regret and grumbling could be heard for days. He still hasn't entered phone number in that phone; but the nice guy who delivered the car at least showed us how to enter them in the car. So now Jim can just speak to the car and say "call home or call Sean" - the two numbers that are now in memory.
Once we transferred everything to the new car, I grabbed Bodhi, the gumbo and rice and we headed over to our sons place for dinner and some great wines and great company. By the time Sean retrieved the third bottle of wine from the wine cellar we were all getting pretty happy, happy and very philosophical, except for Jim who exercised great restraint since he was the evening's designated driver.
This morning I'll be processing the last ripened tomatoes and making a puttanesca sauce for tonight's pasta dinner and the afternoon will be studio time which car buying interrupted yesterday. Jim will probably be sitting in the car in the garage reading the manual and trying to figure out all the new toys and I'll be only a few feet away, working in my studio part of the garage. Hopefully with the car door closed, I won't hear all the grumbling as he tries to figure out what all those buttons are for, how to set up the built in GPS and what bluetooth is.