My last blog post was just before Christmas, more than four months ago. I kept meaning to write but since I wasn’t sketching it seems to take a low priority in the things to do queue.
In that last post I talked about how COVID work loads on our hospital system cancelled the knee surgery I was supposed to have back in September. Since then, every once in a while (during a lull of COVID cases) my surgery was rescheduled and then cancelled again when another spike of cases came along. Seems that postponed cancer operations and such have a higher priority than a knee operation on an old man. Go figure (grin). And so, my knee has just gotten worse and worse and I can’t do much walking at all.
So my decision to spend time learning music (and attempting to learn how to play classical ukulele) was a good one. I can sit and study, play and generally be sufficiently distracted from the world so this pandemic couldn’t depress me… too much.
I split my time between coming to grips with music theory and teaching my fingers to play what I want them to play. My old, arthritic fingers are winning the battle but it’s a battle that’s really fun.
The good news is that my surgery is actually going to happen next Wednesday. This should mean a few weeks of post-op physiotherapy and then I’ll be walking again. Eventually I may even be able to get back to sketching on the streets. Hope so. Sorry about the lack of posts.