What is new?
The band meeting was a blast - the singer was a no-show, which was a shame, but the rest of us had a great time. My new amp is amazing - I had intended to turn up, crank it up to 11 and blow out the windows. At 6 it was far too loud, at 4 it was nicely matched to the drum kit. Fantastic! And the 8-string bass just sounded monsterous. Looking forward to more. I did not record anything, but the drummer did - waiting to see if he has anything worth sharing.
The rain has continued to pour, My end of the country is very wet, but has not had the terrible flooding that the west country is suffering. This bit of flooding was in the middle of the woods, far from any houses...
The wet has made a lot of trees unstable, allowing the wind to just blow them over...
Increasingly worried that our eucalyptus tree was working itself loose, we decided that it had to go - it was moving horribly in the wind, threatening our shed, the rabbits and next dorr's aviary! A couple of hours of lumberjacking, me climbing on things and Mrs RC holding the rope and lowering the branches, and we were down to the trunk and a pile of branches.
We will be uprooting the trunk in the near future while Mrs RC decides what to make out of the wood.
Finally we have had some drama with Bryn, seen here camping last summer. She had been a bit off colour for a few days, so we took her to the vets for a checkup. She is nearly 10, has a good few lumps here and there and we thought she was on her last legs when we took her on 18 months ago. The blood test came back totally clear - no infections and no sign of active cancer. Since the test she has been a lot brighter and more like her old self. We are keeping a close eye on her, but it is nice to see her eating and stealing chews again.