Friday night we played the raucous Tumbleweeds, a real party place. Beach casual and filled with folks who want to dance until the wee hours of the evening. We played loud and hard and everybody had a great time.
Saturday night was Brix in Sunset Beach. A small bar and restaurant, no real dance floor, filled with really nice people who were eating great food, drinking wine and even playing chess. It could not have been a greater contrast! We still played the upbeat dance music we are known for, but at a much different volume. We got a ton of compliments, some cash in the tip jar and one of the staff told me listening to us was like having a real fun Pandora playlist going all night long.
I have never been prouder of my guys than I was this weekend. I don’t know of too many groups who could have shown that much versatility and range. It has been awhile since I took a minute, stepped back and really looked at how good this thing the four of us work so hard on really is.
I have a bad habit of looking at the things that need to be fixed and not looking at what is really great about things, something that I have been reminded about the past couple of weeks.
For those of you who have not heard, an entire wall of my kitchen cabinets came crashing down two Sundays ago at midnight. I have been calling it the Lyon Cabinet Disaster. I had been in bed for a couple of hours only to be jarred awake by the sound of an earthquake with no shaking. I walked into a kitchen that was literally wall to wall glass and debris. Plates, glasses and collectibles, many of them gifts, were all lost. The survivors, as I have been calling them, were few and far between and most of them had been in the dishwasher. The last few weeks have been many phone calls trying to determine where finances for this unexpected remodel will be coming from and what it will look like. Did I mention the cabinets I have are discontinued?
Yet, the more I have been thinking about it, the more I have been finding positives. Coming up with design solutions for my home projects can be fun and like the deck, some cool things I never thought of can come to fruition. Besides, compared to my garage burning down this is a walk in the park.
And all the lost content? Well, it might be fun to start looking for some bargains and finding some interesting new things, something I plan on doing over the next few years, not the next few weeks! Besides, wasn’t one of my 2016 goals to get rid of some stuff? Mission accomplished in one midnight session.
More importantly, once everything is resolved, it will make for some interesting blogs.
Lemonade out of lemons? I like to think of it as greyhounds out of grapefruits.