Call me an idiot ... go ahead, everybody does, I can take
it. Or, maybe just maybe I’m a dad gum
optimist that still believes in the future of the American Dream. The missus and I just bought a new house, and
we haven’t even officially put the old one on the market yet, either. So, you see, we really are crazy! We’ve entered the dangerous territory of
officially owning two houses; by my count that’s one too many (anyone want a nice
house with a studio in the Nashville
area? I can hook ya up). The old place has a full-fledged commercial
recording studio, and it’s a very nice little house. The problem is that this place is all about
ME, the new house will be all about my wife, Kim. It’s time for her to get a little of what
makes her tick. I have a confession to
make, as much as I love my guitars, amps, microphones and so on, I love my wife
more. We’re expecting our second child
soon, and we’re gonna have a great life in the new place! Look out, I’m gonna quote Lee Greenwood now:
If tomorrow all the things were gone, I'd worked for all my life. And I had to start again, with just my children and my wife.
I'd thank my lucky stars, to be living here today. ‘Cause the flag still stands for freedom, and they can't take that away.
That pretty much sums it up, doesn’t it?
I personalize that first line as "If tomorrow all the guitars and amps
were gone ...". I am still proud to be an
American, and as of last Thursday, I own a couple more acres of this great
country. Our current crop of politicians
are telling us that the recession is officially over. I think they’re full of politically
convenient BS, just tying to get themselves re-elected, but the truth is that
unless we all start living life and buying stuff again, we’ll be a long time
pulling out of this recession. I’m doing
my part to get the old economy going. Of
course, there’s a lot more to it than that.
We’ve gotta start making a product in this country, too. You all know what a great American
manufacturer WGS is, so I’m preaching to the already converted here!
So, as I enter the scary waters of dual-home ownership, I move forward with
guarded optimism that this truly great country will find it’s misplaced sole
and regain it’s greatness again - shoot, we’re already on the way to getting
there - and when it does, we’ll be glad we snagged the house of our dreams at a
bargain price. Until next week...