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  1. VegasGeorge

    UAS - By The Numbers

    Heh, heh, heh ....... Years and years and years, and I recently donated over 50 Ukes, and have over 50 left.
  2. VegasGeorge

    Are Soprano Gig Bags pointless?

    I always measure first, and buy what fits. I'm of the school of thought (I like that expression, it sounds so learned! 🤓) which holds that one should carry the smallest bag possible for each instrument. Of course, necessary accessories count too. So, each of my bags must carry the Ukulele...
  3. VegasGeorge

    The Invisible Man

    My son-in-law is a different sort from what I've been used to. He was raised by loving, kind parents who, unfortunately, have been in meager circumstances all their lives. They just celebrated their 50th. He was raised on a goat ranch near Uvalde, Texas. He has all of the classic elements of...
  4. VegasGeorge

    The Invisible Man

    Well, I was gone pretty much all day getting the tire fixed. The traffic was miserable all down 30A, and on 98 into Panama City. If anything, it was worse on the return trip. I left our rental at about 10:30 am, and got back at about 4:00 pm. Since I've been back, my son-in-law has only said...
  5. VegasGeorge

    The Invisible Man

    Thanks! Yes, today was much better. Today was "a nail in the tire" day for me. I found out there isn't any kind of tire store here. So, I managed to drive to Panama City. They had to order in a new tire. I go back there tomorrow to have it put on. I tell you, I'd rather have that kind of...
  6. VegasGeorge

    This little guy just came in the window and made himself at home

    Somehow, a black cat just makes sense for you. Keep it!
  7. VegasGeorge

    The Invisible Man

    A book about Joplin would be great! Nice idea, and I'll follow up on that. Yes,Sundog Books! Would you believe, I'm sitting here right now writing this post while wearing a Sundog Books T-shirt. And, I also bought a book there yesterday, "The Universe In a Box," written by Andrew Pontzen...
  8. VegasGeorge

    The Invisible Man

    Thank you all for your encouragement! I feel much better today, and after reading these lovely responses. I just have to remember that these young people have their own lives to live and 99% of that doesn't include me. I'm grateful for that small share I get. I brought one of my Ohana's with...
  9. VegasGeorge

    The Invisible Man

    You know, sometimes I just feel like I'm invisible. Right now I'm on vacation with my family, wife, daughter, son-in law, and two young grandchildren. We are spending a week on the Florida Gulf Coast. We have a very nice rental unit in Rosemary Beach. This morning the whole lot of them went...
  10. VegasGeorge

    Taking your ukulele aboard a cruise ship

    If you're cruising the Caribbean, you may want to consider leaving your Uke at home, and buying an instrument on the trip. The Cuatros they sell on the islands are really fun, and play just like a Ukulele.
  11. VegasGeorge

    UAS - No More!

    "That is a hell of a tax right off!" It would be nice if it were. But, the standard deduction for married filing jointly is so big that itemizing deductions just doesn't make sense. And, you can't write off donations unless you are itemizing all your deductions. And, making it even worse...
  12. VegasGeorge

    UAS - No More!

    By the way, I am such a lousy Ukulele player! I can just barely pick out a tune, and my strumming sounds like a player having a sneezing fit. I really am bad at it. No talent at all. But, I am a great brass player, always have been. I took up French Horn at age 12, and six months later was...
  13. VegasGeorge

    UAS - No More!

    "What do you just have like 50 French horns now?" Funny you should mention that ! I just today bought a 1907 Conn Mellophone for my little horn collection. Yes, I donated more than 50 nice Ukes, but I kept back 50 for myself. So, I may be cured of my UAS, but I'm still buying toys, and I'm...
  14. VegasGeorge

    UAS - No More!

    Well, it finally happened. I beat the UAS addiction. I won't be buying any more Ukuleles. Probably not ever. In fact, I just donated 50 plus of my Ukes, together with the two Uke Tree Stands that I had up in my music room. I kept my Kamakas, and the other super expensive instruments. But...
  15. VegasGeorge

    Yaaay

    OK, that looks like a winner! By the by, what are getting your Mom for Christmas?
  16. VegasGeorge

    Fret divots

    I can’t imagine how much playing it would take to divot frets like that. Yikes! My fingers hurt just thinking about it!
  17. VegasGeorge

    New Uke from Portugal

    Oh, about my new instrument. It is a limited, or special edition APC, or Antonio Pinto Caravelho. It is a Concert Ukulele. But, I learned that in modern parlance, Portuguese people just think of it a Cavaquinho. Of course, the historic Cavaquinho was more the size of a Soprano Uke, but that...
  18. VegasGeorge

    New Uke from Portugal

    Hey Pluribus, thanks for speaking up. I agree with you, Porto is the most beautiful city I've ever seen. I would like to go back there, but under different circumstances. I'd love to spend two or three weeks there, exploring the city by scooter. I was only there two days on this trip. And...
  19. VegasGeorge

    Please Pray for Paco!

    Paco is home today! He is recovering nicely. Susan and I want to thank everyone for their prayers and kind thoughts. It was a close call. Thank God the Addison's test came back positive. He's going to be just fine.
  20. VegasGeorge

    Please Pray for Paco!

    Good news this morning! Paco has Addison's Disease. Totally treatable with pills or shots. He is expected to make a full recovery. However, I'm not so sure about me. Paco's medical bills now exceed $5,000, and will be continuing for a few days until he can eat and drink on his own. Apparently...
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