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Part One is Nearly Done
My first three weeks of "vacation" have been relatively computer friendly. Though I've not been able to visit all of your blogs as much as I might when I'm home, I have nevertheless been able to make reasonable rounds in keeping up with many of your blogs. Sorry to those of you I have missed, but I think you might understand.
So far I've been able to keep up with the Battle of the Bands posts reasonably well and I've managed to continue posting on my blog Wrote By Rote where I've been attempting to report on my vacation activities and reflect on my trip in general. Things are about to change I think.
First of all I need to wrap up as much as I can here in Tennessee. My time is running out here and there's much to do. I will not get it all done, but I'll focus on the main things. For more on my thoughts about this you can read my most recent post at Wrote By Rote.
On Thursday I'll be departing for a brief visit to Charlotte, NC where I'll be visiting my old employer's headquarters and catching up with some of my old work friends. Friday night I'll head up to Danville, Virginia where I'll be seeing my son. Then Sunday I'll start making my way to New Jersey where I'll be for three more weeks. This is when my blogging time might get pinched. I'll likely be doing a lot of babysitting and playing the Grandpa role for my four grandchildren who live there.
For one thing, a new grand baby arrived on July 8th. Thomas John Z came into this world at 20 inches long with a weight of 8 lbs 10 oz. Mama Ada Z has her hands full already with a four year old and an eighteen-month old. She is going to have to have the patience of a saint in the years ahead. Some of you might remember my daughter Ada Z as the designer of the badge for the 2012 A to Z Challenge.
|Thomas John Z born July 8, 2015|
Proud Dad Tom Sr had been starting to feel overwhelmed in a house full of females so now he has an ally in Baby Tom. My son-in-law is a big Chicago Bears fan and an ex-football player himself and I'm sure he'll have his son in training with the pigskin as soon as he can. Mama Ada already has reported that she calms the new arrival best when she hums the "Bear Down" song. I don't know that song, but I guess I'll be learning it soon enough.
|Proud big sister Lillee with new baby brother.|
My month in New Jersey will fly by I know. I've got granddad duties slated for that time, but hopefully there will also be some time for my blogging duties. Maybe I'll still be able to meet with some bloggers if meetings can be arranged. Also I'm waiting for word concerning a meeting in the Big Apple. If I can swing this it could have some big implications for me. I'm hoping, but I'm also prepared for it all to fall through. Life goes on no matter what and I will simply make up a new strategy if that's what's necessary. I'm not saying any more about this since right now there's not much to say.
I've got Battle of the Bands posts scheduled through August so those will be appearing on the proper days. I hope I can participate adequately for each posting--I will do my best. The one that will probably pose the biggest problem for me is the BOTB post on August 15th. I'll be in the midst of the most intensive travel days of all as we make our way across the country back to L.A. Then my life will be back to normal--or maybe better. Time will tell and that telling will come quickly.
Be sure to come back this Wednesday July 15th for my next Battle of the Bands when I'll be featuring a song about the distance of a notable celestial body.
Will I be anywhere near you in the weeks to come? Can you guess what my song choice will be in the next Battle of the Bands? Anyone want to come help me babysit?