I got a second offer on my house...except it's for 25% less than what I'm asking, which is a lot! I countered but I doubt that they are going to accept, considering how low the offer is. Oh well.
I've been practicing a lot the last few days. Like...4-6 hours per day a lot. And as a result of the sudden practicing, I have gotten a blister on my right index finger from my bow! I've never gotten a blister there before...it's very odd. I've gotten a pizzicato blister before, but not a bow one.
So I went to Staples and bought a pack of squishy pencil grips, took the screw out of my bow, detached the frog, and slid the pencil grip on. It felt SO good. Except, as I was tightening the bow I suddenly felt something weird happen, like the screw skipping a thread. As I went to loosen the screw to investigate, I discovered that the screw actually BROKE! Half of it came right out, and half is stuck inside of my bow, keeping the frog attached to the stick.
This is a more serious repair, at least in my eyes, so I called my serious repair place. They are...on summer vacation for two weeks!
I'm going to my second choice, which makes me a little nervous. They're very good, but this is a $3000 bow here! I'm very protective of it, for good reason. I hope all goes well.