Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Chanelling Melissa Etheridge in Midland Ontario

So, it's been just over 2 weeks since the basement disaster that resulted in total voice loss. For the last few days, I've been able to sing just a little bit, but with the quality of voice I've got going on, all I can manage is some Melissa Etheridge songs. (If only I could have my whole vocal range AND this sexy rasp in my voice at the same time.)

I had planned to set up the gypsy tent on Saturday, but on Friday I got a text from one of my beloved teenagers, saying the basement was flooded. JOY.

When we arrived, we figured out that the reason it flooded was that a single pair of pants and a shirt was put in the washer, and that wonderful machine from Nineteen-Seventy-Something had bounced the drain hose right out of the wall, and drained onto the floor. And drained and drained.

Luckily, I had some masks from working during the week at Reflexology (while still fighting with a delightful cough) so I wore one in the basement on Saturday, while filling garbage bags with wet items.

The Universe just decided that it was TIME to gut the basement I guess. Who am I to argue?

So, there's still things for me to touch and consider and organize down there, but almost all of the floor got cleared. The Shapeshifter mopped hot vinegar in water onto the naked concrete floor, and we've been running a dehumidifier so much, that I'm sure the PUC is making evil genius tenty fingers in delight at what the bill is going to be at the end of the month...

But, clean basement.

And bitchin' rock n roll voice.

Aw Yis.

Lori Grace

Friday, June 9, 2017

Almost Summer! And, I've Lost My Voice

Last Saturday (nearly a week ago!) I went down to my basement to clean. To try and make some sense of what I'm dealing with down there, to start the process of getting rid of things that I don't need. Make room for some new shelves for the things that I DO want to keep.

So, I moved a lot of dust, and I think I was exposed to some mold on some old clothes that had gotten wet from being on the floor after my washing machine flooded... and I've been SICK. Swollen throat, then sore, now hoarse and voiceless. I can feel my body working overtime to get rid of it.

And still, my basement is a disaster.

Also, this has all but put a stop to me working on just about anything. Can't talk, so no readings. Coughing and lots of nose blowing, so I'm not locking myself up in a small room with anyone to do Reflexology. Even if I may not be contagious, it sure SEEMS like I am.

Anyway, that's a long way to tell you I have no voice right now.

My intentions, once summer gets going, is to be back at weekend markets doing readings, and selling the few things that I make. I LOVE being outside on beautiful days, in the tent, with a table and 2 chairs, doing readings.

My weekdays are packed, I've booked so many weekday work THINGS already for almost the whole summer. But, there are still weekends available for house parties and events.

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