I need some snow boots

Everyone’s been breathing a collective sigh of relief here at 119 Gallery. On Dec 6 our first annual Jazz Brunch went on without a hitch. I was really impressed to see how many great people came together to give their time and effort to make sure that the event went smoothly. In hindsight, there are a few things that we might be doing differently next year, but it was still a good event. We had 17 people attend. Most of them had never been to the gallery before and it was nice to be able to tell them about what we do here.
So- now I have time to really focus on other things without having to worry about the extra pressure of working on the fundraiser. Starting next week I’m going to start building some focus groups out of our constituents. I’m hoping to find out what types of events and programming we should expand upon so that we can get more people engaged in the gallery.
Other than that, things have been okay. I promised myself I wouldn’t complain about the weather anymore but this situation bears mentioning. My birthday was December 12. The night before, the power went out. Being a recent transplant to New England and all its extremes in weather, the subsequent drop in temperature (our heat went out too) was waaaaaay too much for me to handle.
So I figured I’d just go to bed and the problem would work itself out in the morning. Which, of course, it hadn’t. It took about 30 minutes to force myself to get out from under the blankets that morning. I went to work, assuming that the problem would fix itself by the time I got home. Which, of course, it hadn’t.
It also hadn’t the next day. Or the day after that.
Luckily we had a place to stay about an hour away that was pretty cozy and warm, but the power went out on my birthday. But then- the same thing happened to 350,000 other people in three states that night so I guess I don’t have much of a right to complain. I’m just saying…