Saturday, August 21, 2010

Swamp Tours

DD and I went to St Martinville.  A small town just outside of Lafayette.  We went to a small rustic French restaurant and got one of the best gumbo I have had.  DD really thought it was the best.  A nice big bowl of it filled with shrimp.  We then went on a swamp tour.  It was 2 hours long filled with alligators, spiders, cypress trees, swamp plants and birds (like the Great Egret, and the Great Blue Heron). It was a lot of fun and the swamp tour guide was really knowledgeable about the swamp and how to navigate it.  DD really enjoyed it.

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Friday, August 20, 2010

All Over the Floor

Got plastic boxes for the bathroom since there is no linen closet.  Got rid of most of the boxes.  Now I have everything all over the floor.

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Thursday, August 19, 2010

Blue Dog

DD and I went to lunch/dinner at the Blue Dog Cafe for authentic Cajun food.  We had a cup of gumbo with dinner.  We both thought the food was very good.  Then home and cleaned out more boxes with DVD's, CD's and video tapes.

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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Greek in a Gas Station

Showed DD around the college, my small shared office (I miss my big office I had at Galveston College) and the studio.  Back home, we finally figured out the configuration of downstairs.  The couch has to be at an angle in the middle of the room, not on the wall to be able to see the TV and to have the recliner also see the TV.  The downstairs is not shaped very well but we now can at least make it work. We ate lunch at a Greek and Lebanese place inside the gas station store.  It was surprisingly really good.

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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

More Boxes

Had to be at work from 12-6p instead of help DD unpack.  My computer, email and phone are set up in my office at school.  I am feeling a little more like a professor.  Went home and unpacked more boxes.

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Monday, August 16, 2010

Boring Meeting and Unpacking

I have not worked at a college or school gig that has not had a 1st of the year meeting that was useful and informative.  It is usually long, boring and drawn out.  Most of the stuff could have been emailed.  So instead of unpacking, I am forced to sit for 6 hours with "stuff that should have just been" is talked about and drawn out.

Finally got home and I set up my computer and studio while DD unpacked the books and put them on the book shelves.  We also unpacked all of the boxes in the kitchen.

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Sunday, August 15, 2010


I continued the long process which began yesterday of unpacking.  Unpacked my clothes and most of the boxes in my bedroom and picked up DD from the airport.

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Saturday, August 14, 2010

I am an uncle

My brother and his wife had their baby today.  It is 8 pound and 2 ounces.  I can not believe I am an uncle.

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At My New Home

Got up form sleeping on the floor because I did not grab the power cord for the air bed inflater before it was packed in a box.  The movers showed up at 9:10a.  They were quick, efficient, strong, friendly and very professional.  They were finished unpacking the truck at 11:48a.  Then went to the cable company to grab my cable box and modem.

On the way back home I saw an Asian buffet.  I have been leery about Asian (Chinese) buffets since Quartz and I went to a really bad one were everything tasted like soap.  But I went in. When I went in I all kinds of people here and it was decorated nicely.  Went and got my 1st place of stuff.  It was very good, especially for a buffet.

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Friday, August 13, 2010

Bye Galveston

Hey it is Friday the 13th.  For me that is good luck.  Woke up and said bye to Ron and his awesome pipe organ.  Took the cable box back and then went to lunch with George to Mario's.  After lunch we went back to my apartment and packed my car with stuff that I did not want the movers to take (like my computer) and stuff they could not take (like liquids and cleaning supplies.  Said bye to my apartment of 6 years. Turned in my apartment key to my friend and manager Amy.  Gave her a hug and say bye.  Then bye to George.

I then took a last look at the island.  I drove to the west end of the seawall to fly my small kite.  Then to the east end were I would see large cargo ships go by.  Then my last drive through downtown with memories of Mardi Gras, island friends and art walks.  Then had my last look at the historic homes on the way to the ferry.  On to the ferry and I was officially off the island and on my way to my new home and new city.  

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Thursday, August 12, 2010

There Goes My Stuff

The 3 movers came to pack my stuff.  They were fast and were finished in a few hours. They then packed up the truck.  George and I ate and I said bye to Salsas.  Without a bed at my place I stayed over at Ron's to sleep. 

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Wednesday, August 11, 2010


So from Monday to today I have been packing stuff I have boxes for like my studio equipment.  Since I have less than a week to pack because of being hired this close to the beginning of the semester, I have to have movers pack.  Not what I wanted but it must me done.

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Saturday, August 7, 2010

Not So Good

Just to make sure I made the right decision yesterday about the townhome, I still looked at other places.  The houses were ok on the inside but not so good on the outside.  Another townhome I found had 3 bedrooms but each of the bedrooms were smaller than my 2 bedrooms.  I want a big space for my music studio to inspire me to compose.  So I now feel confident in my choice.

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Friday, August 6, 2010


Looked at apartments, condos townhouses and houses to rent.  Some nice but small rooms, some bigger rooms but not so nice.  Around 3p I found the perfect place.  A 2 bedroom, 2 bath townhouse.  I knew it was where I wanted to live as soon as I walked in.  The 2nd bedroom upstairs is like a loft that has a nice open feeling with an area of the wall cut out so I can look downstairs at the front door.

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Thursday, August 5, 2010

Searching for a Home

After doing a lot of calling on the phone for this move, George and I headed to Lafayette to find a place for me to live.  But before we left the Houston are, we wanted to be filled with food.  So of course we went to BJ's Pizza.  After 4 hours we arrived in Scott (just outside of Lafayette) at our hotel.

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Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Birthday Lunch

My friend Ashley took me to Miller's on the seawall for a birthday lunch since she had plans on my birthday.  It was nice to see her before I leave to Lafayette. 

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Monday, August 2, 2010

Late Night Birthday Dinner

My friend Ron lost his keys to his car and house so I picked him up from the airport (the hobby one not the IAH over an hour away).  It was already late so Ron took me for birthday dinner at pancake house.  I can not say no to cheese omelet and pancakes.

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I Am In

I just got a call from the Vice Chancellor and he offered me the music professor position at South Louisiana Community College. I have a job finally.  Now I have to move quick in order to make it there before classes start.  I guess I am going to live in Lafayette, Louisiana which is Cajun country.


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