This week I started a day late because Alberto was swamped with other patients on monday (cancer is suddenly all cool! People are biting my moves!). So I’m getting unplugged today. It hasn’t been a terrible round. I feel as though if I didn’t have this pump hanging off me, I might be able to ignore the symptoms.. kind of.. There’s something really creepy about having a tube stuck in your chest. Always such a relief to get it pulled. This one is a little special. I am half way through post surgery treatments. Just 3 more months to go (oh god).
Yohei is in the USA. He’s here for what has become an annual pilgrimage to NAHBS. Each year it seems that he makes a few more stops while he’s here. NYC is a standard. He’ll be staying with us for a few days about a week from now (unfortunately, he’ll be catching me right at the beginning of the next round of chemo. Oh well.. He has offered to make trips to the super-market.. he LOVES fairway).
NAHBS is this weekend. I’m a little sad to be missing it. I didn’t even get it together to send the assless.. Oh well. Mike Flanigan’s response was “nahbs Schmahbs.. you’ll be there next year.” Right on.
I’ve had a rash of new orders in the last few days. Maybe people are feeling spring or something. It was pretty dead there for a while. People are feeling the pinch, and aren’t excited about spending money. I WAS working on the last bike in the queue! Now suddenly it’s a 4 month wait again. Suits me fine! keep the orders coming!
I’m looking into moving into a warehouse space up in the south bronx. I need a little more room. I need to be able to make noise at any time of day (particularly early morning). And I need a space that I can get BIG machines into without having to completely dismantle them. I need some big machines. For sure. I’ve taken a look at the numbers, and this year would certainly put the squeeze on. But I believe in the business.. I believe in what I’m doing. It’s my sense that in times like this, the bold end up being rewarded, and that a few years down the road I’ll be very glad that I made the move. This whole thing has been a real jump-and-the-bridge-will-appear type venture. No reason to change philosophies now!