1 Week of living in San Francisco

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Well what do I say? The weather has been good. The sky has been a beautiful shade of blue and the temps are above freezing.  I’ve not done a tremendous amount as I’m living on a limited budget.  I did go out and saw some friends at Edge on Sunday.  That was a lot of fun. I thought it would just a casual stop at the bar kind of Sunday but it turned out that there was an event going on.  The Duchess from the Grand Ducal Council herself was there and some of her helpers.  So the bar was rocking and there were several fabulous ladies there in festive easter ware.

I have spoke to some temp offices to get some work so I have some income.  To some degree that’s been a challenge because people say “Well we don’t want to waste your time and talents.”  Well don’t you think I know that I’m going to a temp agency and that the work is going to be the most fulfilling or career oriented.  Anyhow I think I’ve got that under control and hopefully get some work soon.  At least I won’t be sitting at on the couch as much.

Something a little new for me is riding public transportation.  BART and MUNI are good public transportation systems.  The thing I have to get used to is their schedules and where they stop.  This morning I took MUNI to a doctor’s appointment.  The appointment was at 8 AM but the ride there was going to take almost 50 minutes.  So that meant I needed to leave the house before 7 to make my appointment on time.

So that’s a little about my first week in San Francisco.  Hopefully soon I’ll have some pictures I can post here and show you some of the things going on around town.

California Dreaming

So in a next week I’ll be moving to San Francisco.  I had planned on moving out in January but that was delayed by the ‘incident.’  You can read more about that on my blog.  I had every intention on moving so after finding out a little more about my medical problem I decided I can go ahead and move.

My friends from San Francisco are flying out to Ohio and they are going to ride out with me.  They were worried about me making the drive myself.  As you can tell from my last entry I drove about 1,000 miles to New Orleans.  The road trip should be fun.  I plan on heading south and going across the southern US.  The one stop that I would like to make is in Las Vegas.  I’ll have to see how that figures into the driving plans.

 

My Tuba
My Tuba

So one of the big things I did was get rid of virtually all my belongings.  I’m only taking what will fit in my car.  Lucky for me I have a Scion xB (toaster on wheels) so it has a lot of room in the back.  My tuba will take up approximately a third of that room.  Imagine if I had a Toyota Corolla! That wouldn’t me much after getting my tuba in the back seat.  As you can see from the picture to the left my horn isn’t exactly small.  Standing on end it’s about three foot tall.  Some people don’t understand musicians but it’s something that I love and I couldn’t imagine not being able to perform now.

 

So we’re on the count down.  I’ll be blogging during my trip across the US so check out my blog for more.