This past weekend marked the start of my faire season. What a great start, I have to admit I woke up Saturday and almost went back to bed. I really didn’t think I wanted to bother going. I finally convinced myself it would be worth it, loaded up the garb, a change of clothes, and made the 90 mile drive to Janesville. I am thrilled that I did it. I really needed this weekend, and I didn’t realize how badly. I changed in the parking lot, and stepped onto the site and it felt as if I had lost a years worth of stress in all of 2 minutes time. As I walked through the simple gates I was met by smiling faces of friends who welcomed me with open arms. The weekend was spent playing with patrons, stalking musicians, kindling new friendships / renewing old ones, and helping out friends when they needed it. On Sunday I ran into Ron and Susan Scott-Fry the entertainment directors for Bristol, or rather they ran into me as I was playing with a couple patrons. Ron complemented me on Hawsers voice, as well as my shedding of my glasses… (Something he suggested a couple years back, that I have now been doing for about a year) Sunday also included Bounding Main bringing Robin Hood, Little John, and myself up on stage to join them in closing their show by singing “Health to the Company”, that was really really cool too.
The weekend also found Mr Hawser making his way into photos, and videos. I have to admit to finding that pretty cool also.
John T. Hawser is watching you...
MAJOR KUDOS to all the staff, performers, and anyone else that had a hand in putting together the Janesville faire. What a top notch group!

All in all, a fabulous start to the season. This weekend, I’m off to the Tennessee faire with Bob, Jen, and Jen. I can’t wait!



Well, the iPod is fully operational again, and has been for a week or so. I got the new drive in and once I installed it, and reloaded the software everything came up as normal. It took a good 4 hours to load all the music back on, but now that I have it back I’m feeling whole again.

The car window was replaced last Friday, and I’m actually counting this as a blessing. The window had apparently been replaced before I bought the car, and replaced badly. There was rust starting to form under the windshield, which could have seriously jeopardized the safety of the car. The technician, Parish, was extremely knowledgeable and friendly, and explained every step he took during the repair. He requested that I stay during the repairs so that I wouldl be on hand to see any problems, if they cropped up so that I would know he didn’t cause them. He also gave me pointers on what to look at in the future to tell if a window has been replaced poorly.