Glen and I, plus Rodney Wolfe (in photo) went around Saturday to demonstrate the Gnarly Bar. We took it to the Kingston skate park, the Bristol skate park, and any place that looked like we shoot something. I’m working on a website and video for Glen so he can fully convert the garage into an assembly line/ welding shop.
If you want to order one, email me at email@example.com. The Gnarly Bar is for more than measuring the height of a jump. You can put it next to a rail or something that would seriously hurt to wreck. Then practice first.
Last week we finished a paint job in Sequoyah, which was nice to expand territory for Russ Walker Painting. It was slightly nerve racking to drive down Kingston Pike with a 28 foot ladder hanging out the back of my 5 foot truck bed. I also was helping Scott on an attic renovation. Here we are in a very Breaking Bad moment, pulling out 100 year old insulation in Tyvek suits.
This one’s going to be fun and involve all sorts of stuff. Right now it’s a little dirty.
In other news, it looks like the medical bills for my broken jaw have topped out with the three hospitals. I’ve been writing letters and sending paperwork, taxes, bank statements, etc. Virginia Beach has cleared me of charges completely. Roanoke hasn’t budged. UT Medical Center cut it nearly in half. It looks like after everything, I’m going to owe roughly a ballpark. Not a ballpark figure, but a ballpark.
I’m doing things to help it. First of all, I raised my prices on music from free to $4.99 for all EPs. Secondly, I’m writing more pop country tunes. Maybe even submitting them somewhere. Thirdly, I’m writing a book. Fourthly, I’m painting faster.
We’re thinking about throwing a fundraiser concert/art auction. No details yet, but just throwing it out there.
I don’t really feel too stressed anymore. It’s given me a new reason to shoot big.