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Everything is Broken

Okay, so that title might be a slight lie… and incredibly overdramatic…

But here’s the story.

It all started the night before Chico left for tour, one of our doorknobs breaks. In all of his hustle and bustle getting ready for tour, and after spending precious time going from store to store searching for a new knob (which he later found was custom made for our house)  there was just no time to fix our obscure and apparently one-of-a-kind door before the bus pulled out of town…

House 1. Aly 0.

The morning after Chico left, everything seemed pretty normal. I poured myself my usual morning cup of coffee, and lo and behold, parts of my coffee machine fall out as soon as I remove the pot. Coffee maker- broken.

REALLY? Yeah. House 2. Aly 0.

Then the next day I get on a cleaning frenzy (this never happens!) and decide to do loads and loads of laundry. By about the second load, the machine stops in the middle of the cycle and doesn’t pick back up. Of course after readjusting the settings, restarting the machine, (and maybe even giving it a few kicks and punches) it’s not starting back up and my clothes are just taking a long bath in some high water…

House 3. Aly 0.

But you know- I try to hold my own! After all I am a grown-up, right? Thankfully I have my bro-in-law here in Nashville now and some great friends who live close by and can give me a hand every now and then.

As for the door?  It’s not completely fixed, but it’s functioning better than when it first broke.

The coffee maker? I had to buckle down and buy a new one.

The washing machine? Girl figured out that if you put both of Chico’s 10 lb. weights on top of the lid, everything is as it should be. Bam!

I’m not sure where the Me vs. House points land as of right now, but hey- I’m learning how to be a handy-woman in the process… all while trying to remember that I’m grateful for our little house and the things we do have. 🙂


Photos: one, two, three


Flashback Friday: Spring Florida Trip

So you thought we went to Florida back in January, right? Yeah…

Well, we went back just 4 months later in April! This was halfway through Chico’s 3 month Spring Tour with the guys and it was a MUCH needed time to hop a plane see him out on the road. Here are some snapshots (do they call ’em that anymore??) from my time on the road with him…

Can’t stop the band from stepping out into the crowd!

Morning view of the Jacksonville shore.

Taking my seat… right behind the sound guy.

Taking a break for some Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt.

Downtown Boca Raton.

Elevator pic!

Green Room Girls.

I was so happy to spend time with the other band wives/girlfriends/fiances too! (They keep me sane when Chico’s away!)

More flashbacks to come… and more present day updates, too! (fingers crossed)