It has been over three years since I last posted on this blog. I figured I’d give a little update as to what has been happening in my life in that time. In a nut-shell I got a job with an organ builder and our whole family moved from the Chicago Suburbs to up-state New York where we now live on the edge of the Finger Lakes region in a nice little rural town. I’m working for Parsons Pipe Organ Builders based in Canandaigua, about 40 minutes south of Rochester.
At the time of writing this, it’s been three years since my wife and I came out to New York to visit the Parsons’ shop and tour the area a little. We were actually driving back to Illinois three years ago this day and I KNEW I wanted to accept the job. So I did and I have not regretted it!
I’m now working with a group of guys (and gals!) for whom I hold a lot of respect and have the joy of learning from–on a daily basis–the in’s and out’s of pipe organ tuning, servicing and building. Sure, I’ve been working here for three years, but there is not a day that goes by that I don’t learn something new. This job has been very fulfilling in many ways, and I am passionate about it.
As such, I’ve been so busy working/talking/breathing all things pipe organ on a daily basis, the need I had for this blog that I had started has pretty much disappeared. I’ve certainly kept up on my CD music collection (something that my wife was hoping this job would curb a little) and now have a collection of 500+ CD’s to enjoy. But when you work with this stuff all day, the need to come home and write about it all but disappears.
I have often thought of just deleting this blog and being done with it completely. But, I can’t quite bring myself to do it. In yet, I haven’t posted for three whole years. For now I’m going to leave it as-is, but perhaps in the future I might start writing about some of my experiences in my new career. We’ll see… In the meantime it is interesting to see how much time, love and passion I poured into this blog in the past…