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All packed up!

Tomorrow is the big day! I'm driving up to Post Mills, VT to start the guitar building course at the Vermont Instruments School of Lutherie. I'm looking forward to meeting my fellow classmates and to spending some quality time with my dad (I'm tempted to insert a link to "Cat's in the Cradle" here, but that's a little sappy for my tastes). Everything is packed up; just need to load the camper in the morning. What's coming:

  • Food for the first few days: I made a huge vat of marinara sauce today, a couple of boxes of Clif bars, some fruit, and a few bags of various types of nuts (since my dad likes to snack).
  • Camera gear, since (obviously) I'm planning to document as much of the building process as I can.
  • My laptop, iPad, and other various devices (although my phone won't be much good, other than the drive up, since there's supposedly no cell phone service up there).
  • Some guitar building books, including the Somogyi and Cumpiano texts.
  • A couple of guitars, for me and my dad to play until we've got new, handbuilt guitars.
  • Plus the camper is always stocked up and ready to go, in case there's anything that I've forgotten.

I'm looking forward to finishing listening to the audiobook of Keith Richard's Life on the drive tomorrow. See you in Vermont!

Reader Comments (2)

Hey, I had no idea you had started a blog...so fun...I can hear you talking when I read! =) This guitar class sounds amazing...I'm excited to read all of your updates.

March 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAbby

I just started the blog a couple of weeks ago, in preparation for this trip. You and your baking were actually one of my inspirations!

March 20, 2011 | Registered CommenterBen

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