Yesterday I ended up working from home until early afternoon so I could wait for the air conditioner repair guy while my husband slept. I was amazingly productive working in the quiet and comfort of my home office - I may have to do that more often.
The repairman quickly discovered that we needed a new capacitor (or as my husband and I immediately dubbed it, flux capacitor). He said they've been burning out with great regularity and that ours was the third one he'd replaced so far that day.
Do I think it's our fault it overheated and failed? Maybe...maybe not. I still need to add "change furnace filter" to my Google calendar and set it to recur each month.
We had another marathon band practice last night and I'm exhausted. We're practicing again on Thursday night, but I'm hoping it'll only be for a couple of hours. Everybody's a little concerned about our Saturday gig, but I think we're going to be fine.
One note from last night's practice: I used to think that various Led Zeppelin and AC/DC songs we performed were high and rather difficult to sing, but they're nothing compared to "Shout at the Devil" by Motley Crue. It think that song might injure me. If I'd known how hard it was going to be, I'd have worked on it with my vocal coach.
Before I went to bed last night I mass e-mailed all my local friends and also did a Facebook event invitation to see if I can get a decent-sized crowd to our gig on Saturday. Labor Day weekend isn't exactly the best time to try to plan an event, but I figured it was worth a try.
Speaking of music, I recorded new vocals for one of my other band's original songs the other night. It was easy to see that all the extra practice I'm getting with the cover band is really paying off. As soon as my husband gets the new song mixed, I'll upload it to Garageband and post it here, too.
Okay, off to work. Have a great Wednesday!