what were we thinking?Posted: November 3, 2015
Up in Gilroy I would sometimes program a jazz set on the CD player for a Friday or Saturday dinner. The CD player allows me to program up to 32 tracks, which would take us through dinner and a good portion of the evening.
On a recent Friday Terry asked me to program a set. I went to our CD rack and realized that we had made a terrible, horrible mistake. I used to have a fairly extensive collection of jazz CD’s. I would fill three 25-CD blocks in the CD player and still have a lot of jazz CD’s in their jewel cases on the shelf.
Somehow, in the chaos of the staging and getting ready to move, we had gotten rid of the vast majority of our CD collection. What’s worse is that it was indiscriminate. There is no rhyme or reason to what is left. We even got rid of three custom collections that I had burned.
There’s a lot happening when you’re trying to sell your house, move 400 miles away, and completely change your lifestyle. It’s easy to get overzealous in your trips to Goodwill or Salvation Army.
I hope the thrift shop customers are enjoying those CD’s. I certainly miss them.