Ashley: I’m thinking about storage problems and solutions. We need to identify problem areas and make a plan to address them. The entryway, music area, tools, linens, food.
Levon: Well what first?
Ashley: I think the music area and tools.
Levon: What if we just address this area right here (motioning a halo over his head)
Ashley: Yes. Pretty much.
Levon: So basically I could solve a lot of the problem if I got another place.
Ashley: Yes. You can have one of the new wardrobes from the neighbor as a going-away gift.
Ashley: I have it worked out. Do you want your keyboard set up?
Ashley: Could it be set up on that table (pointing to the crate on two saw horses)?
Levon: (with gusto) No. That’s too high.
Ashley: If you had a high seat?
Levon: No, wouldn’t work.
Ashley: Well where do you want it set up?
Levon: Hang on. (typing). I understand it’s terrible to look at. What if I hung curtains around my studio?
Ashley: Maybe you could have a teepee.
Ashley: I don’t need you to build curtains, I need you to tell me how you want your music area set up.
Levon: No, I just need to do a better job organizing. I don’t like putting it back when I get home with it. That’s the problem.
Ashley: Yeah I know that’s the problem. (and then) I wonder if there’s a way to put a backing on it so there’s not wires and cords?
Levon: You mean like one of my piano stands? (referring to old deconstructed pianos that he makes into shells)
Ashley: I’m not crazy about that yellow one. But if you want to finish it, that would look better. I’d even like it if you just had a little table or something. I think I just don’t like the X stand.
Levon: Sigh. That’s why I buy guitars.
Ashley: So you don’t want your keyboard?
Levon: It’s not mine to want.
Ashley: So you wanna give it back? (referring that it’s borrowed from our church)
Levon: Let’s address the tool problem.
Ashley: No seriously. I don’t want you to not have a place for your music, I just want it to be clutter free.
Levon: Yeah me too. A baby grand piano with headphones.
Ashley: Yeah…I want Addair to sleep, but I want reassurance that he’s breathing. He’s been quiet for too long. Do you think I should check on him?
Levon: Check on him.
(she tip toes upstairs and Levon waits)
Ashley: (giving thumbs up and coming back down) So everything that doesn’t sell Saturday, do you think we can take to Goodwill?
Ashley: So Saturday we can clean the house and be clutter free!
Ashley: even the piano?
Levon: well, I would play it. but it’s so loud and you have to listen.
Ashley: I don’t mind. I’ve told you that.
Levon: (silent, typing and texting some guy about a nazi belt buckle)
Ashley: Are you answering me on the blog and just not telling me?
Levon: No! It’s this crazy guy negotiating with me and then saying he can’t meet until Saturday.
Ashley: You’re making me sound mean on there, I know it, and you think it’s funny.
Levon: No I’m not.
Ashley: I want this ladies house (from a magazine)
Levon: I’ll build whatever you want. I think we should talk about my tool situation.