& in hits the fan…

So as some of you may have noticed, I haven’t been seeming to get quite as much done the past couple months as I traditionally have.  Well, there’s a reason (I think it qualifies as a reason rather than excuse & I’m very timid to use that term).  As a lot of you know I help take care of my grandmother & have for years.  There’s also a couple CNAs that come in to help her.  Over the past couple months my grandmother’s mind (she has dementia) has been getting to the point where she’s more combative & harder to deal with.  Which in the case of someone paid to work with her means they are less inclined to give her the care I want her to have, which means me needing to be more hands on in her care (by more hands on I mean getting to spend more time cleaning a naked 94 year-old woman after she’s crapped her pants).  While I had been able to previously dedicate close to 6-8 hours a day on Silber, it’s now getting to a point where it’s closer to 2 hours a day & sometimes less as I need some decompression time after dealing with the situation.  I’m trying to restructure to be able to get things done properly, but it’s hard & in the end it means needing to be more realistic about getting things done with the increased restraint on my time & finding ways to get things done given those restraints.  So I’m sorry for the delays on a lot of things.  I am also letting you know that this most likely means increased limits on my live appearances (which have been on the decline the past couple of years) as a performer & that is part of why I have been looking more into the possibilities of streaming video as that may be the main way I make appearances in the near future.  So yeah, that’s what’s going on.  Now you know.  I kind of hate it when “the real world” thrusts it’s ugly head into Silberia.  So you praying types, try to remember me & my grandma every once in a while.

On semi-related health news Bryce Eiman (Weather Machine) had to get a shoulder surgery that is going to keep him out of commission for a few weeks.  So he won’t be at the Silber showcase & Joe Hendrix will be doing a semi-solo (Bryce will get him some pre-recorded bits) Weather Machine show for it.  It kinda sucks to see a strong dude like Bryce out of commission & reminds me how good of a life I have.

Did some mastering for a little EP that will be coming up on Silber by From Oceans to Autumn (who I haven’t made a band page for yet).  I’d say they are a bit of a cross between Irata & Hotel Hotel.  Kinda post rock with a prog metal edge?

Still trying to get things going on finishing up the artwork for the Azalia Snail CD & getting the logistics done for the Silber showcase, but I’m kinda burned out for the moment.

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