This weekend after a massive recording/mixing session, i finally got a chance to hear the 2nd draft. Its coming into shape. Much better but still needs some work. There are a lot of areas for improvement that I'll be working on in the coming days. I need to complete a 3rd and final mix before the end of the month and go to press in March. That's all I can think about right now. The restaurants where I plan to start in March both have sub-par PA systems. Strictly amateur hour. I want to sound my best there and secure this account, so I have collect, assemble and install 2 audio systems by the end of this month. After that the decks will be clear. There are plenty of spare parts laying around here. Speakers, amps and mixers, all in good condition and some of them go back to my 'rocker' days in 80's. will be glad to get the stuff out of here. It will clear up some of the office space and help me in my downsizing plan. I have to test this stuff over the next few weeks, make sure its still all in working order, and buy what's needed. I love February. Its hardly snowed here in my part of Japan at all. Not bad, considering the blizzards on the east coast over in the states. I celebrated a birthday and the birthday of my youngest daughter. The stress of working at the Ritz well may have taken a toll on my health, so I'm determined not to rush into another 6 day a week situation with a long commute. These new spots are very close to home, the hours are short and who knows what miracles I can accomplish with all the free time. Taking it slow and doing my best in all areas.