Sep. 25, 2016


Good morning friends,

Greeting to all, hoping you’re finding yourself well and resting on this Sunday morning. I write you today from the fine city of Buffalo, New York. I am at the University library, since most of the public buildings are closed today. I think it might have something to do with the Bill’s playing at home today. They take their sports teams very serious around this part of the country I had always heard, and now I see it first-hand. Interestingly enough, the Bill’s play my home state Arizona Cardinals in a few hours, so driving around town with my Az. plates might be a little risky, since I have a feeling the Cardinals are going to grill the home team by days end. I was thinking about heading to a local watering hole to catch the game, but I think I might be heavily outnumbered and too far from home to be cheering my team in such a hostile territory!

 I am on my second full day of searching for work between here and nearby Rochester, where I spent all yesterday without much to show for my efforts. The CL surprisingly is quiet and thin compared to the population in this part of the state. I have gotten used to the routine already and don’t get as stressed as before, knowing it usually takes about two to three days on average to secure a gig. Yes I have scored a couple jobs in less than a day, but some states have taken longer than I expected. After twenty-five plus stops, I can toss the size and population of a city out the window as a measuring stick to determine my ability to find work. Timing I believe is everything, since I don’t believe in luck, along with other uncontrolled circumstances I have come to accept. So I press on with whatever method works best and so far I been able to meet the challenge. I’ve had to train myself to be more patient and to let the work come to me without losing any sleep or hair worrying about the phone ringing or an email responding.

I plan to drive up to Niagara Falls this afternoon to take some pictures and maybe take a dip or barrel ride down the Horseshoe Falls.  It is on my must see list of National parks I had written up before I departed from home along with Mt. Rushmore, Yellowstone, and a few others. I continue to post new pics constantly on the gigs album but still have trouble downloading my videos. I will have to take it up with my host!

Well friends enjoy the rest of your weekend and stay safe in whatever you are doing. Thanks for dropping in and checking up on me, your support is greatly appreciated!  Take care.  #Yo-Ga-Fla.