Got a new river accordion that arrived this week. It's extra small so now when I'm packing I don't have to choose between my tent and the squeeze box anymore.
For those of you hoping that smaller means quieter I've got some bad news on that front. It turns out it's actually harder to play soft than the big ones. Something to do with the air coming out over the reeds faster from the smaller bellows. But after consulting with the experts I found a solution that dampens the sound nicely and should prevent unwanted attention from landowners and livestock.
It really works. Plus it keeps your accordion feeling fresh all day!
In other business, we have made the decision to allot $300 per year to our horse racing habit. Here are the Chairs of this investment arm of the RRCC.
They will have full discretion to spend their budget any way they see fit so there will no longer be any need to make a request for funds. But they should keep all of us apprised of whatever decisions are made so we can follow along.
Also, thanks to Bob we now have the final design for the RRCC branding iron. Here it is:
We realize that's a lot of surface area, so if you're thinking about branding anything other than steaks you better bring some Vaseline and ice packs.
We are hoping it will be ready in time for the Spring trip but Rob is in charge and he is taking the same approach he does with cooking meals. In other words, be patient but it will be worth it.