Thanks VZ...everything looking great so far...
how are your neighbors feeling?
Actually? Only one comment so far....
I have a huge corner lot that backs up to the woods. My next door neighbor is a patrolman for the NTP. Nashville Tennessee Police. Metro Patrol.
Drives a souped-up Cop Cruiser...You know. The guy you HATE to see in your rearview mirror with flashing lights when you're caught guilty and red-handed...?!?
Young kid. Nice guy. Very polite and respectful. Him and his wife just moved in to the house recently. I've given him tips on lawn care and loaned him my tractor until he could get his own machine.
I walked out to the mailbox yesterday to get the mail and as he was driving in his (driveway) he rolled down his window...
"Hey man!"...I say..."Hows it going out there on the mean streets?"
"Pretty peaceful"...he says..
"Stephen..." he said. "Was that The Immigrant Song by Led Zeppelin I heard yesterday in your house before I went to work?" (His hours are 2pm to 11 pm. We rehearse from Noon until 4 pm. )
"Yep". I says..."Was it loud?" I said. "It was just me and my band of brothers. If it was too loud we can turn down the sound...."
"NO!" he says..."It wasn't...but WAIT. A MINUTE...I mean...I thought it was the record...THAT was your band...like a....live music band?!"
"Yeah"...I says.."It was just us...Did you really like it?" I ask.
"DUH!" he says. "I'm a HUGE Zeppelin fan. HUGE! Can you play Moby Dick...and maybe Rock n' Roll? How about 'You Shook Me'...or 'Misty Mountain Hop???....I LOVE that song!"
"course'... I say..."We can do all those....But it'll cost ya."
"Uh...say what?" he says.
"Yeah"..I say. "Look. I'll be on the road off and on for the next few months...My wife will be here alone and although we have excellent ADT alarm coverage yadda yadda...I would appreciate it if you looked in on her from time to time..just while I'm away...and I'll text you when I'm flying out and flying in etc. If you'll do that I'll have my band play any Led Zeppelin tune you want!...Deal?"
"Yeah man!" He says..."Deal..and what does your band charge for private parties...say my brothers wedding?"
"I don't handle those things"...I say. "My Bassist/Manager does...and I'm sure we can work something out that will be mutually beneficial." I say....... "Here's his number..."