I have not posted in a while. I needed some time off. Amie, my sweet friend and hearing ear dog passed away on June 13. She was such a big part of our family; her passing hit us all pretty hard. I wrote many tributes to her already in my blog, you can read them here and here. Amie, we miss you terribly.
Two happier items to talk about. My band played another event on Saturday July 21st. We raised over $800 for the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada. This time I really got the sound right. I had all the settings tweaked really well so I could hear exactly what I needed. Moreover, what pleased me most was my ability to keep playing the correct parts when our singer deviated from the song. I was able to hear that we were not at the part of the song I expected and still played correctly. In addition, my guitarist was able to glance over at me and mouth instructions. It was such a massive confidence booster to know that we can screw up but still recover without anyone in the audience even knowing it. For more information on how I play live music with my hearing loss click here. Also, this link here talks about how I keep the beat.
Also, I continue to improve my health. I started in March at about 260 lbs and I am now 221 lbs. I continue to run, work out, and avoid eating most things that are white (Salt, sugar, starch-filled things, white bread, white pastas, creamy things etc). I blogged about the weight loss here.
I will be back to regular blogging again soon. Meanwhile, here is a picture of me on the far left in the black t-shirt with some friends at my Saturday event. Next picture is with my wife enjoying the vineyards of Niagara region.