I turned forty and my wife surprised me with a trip to Michigan with a party at my parents house with old friends and family. Some of my friends go as far back as kindergarten. It was pretty neat.

The work week has been rough. I had to let go our marketing company. They seemed intent on not listening to us. I wanted it to work but as mk said, "when you're in a hole the first thing you do is stop digging."

Im headed to San Francisco for a meeting. A big meeting. The company is growing its footprint. We are bringing on Texas and New York. I anticipate LA and D.C. To come on board in short order too. Then we will pause expansion and focus on growing the markets we have.

My wife is starting to show. She's a little over 4 months now. We will name our daughter Mila Wren Heidede. Mila Wren because we like those names and Heidede after my grandmother. We told my grandmother last night and she was pretty touched. She told us that her legal name is Heide because Germany had a list of registered names you could choose from and though her father liked "Heidede," it wasn't on the registry. So legally she is Heide but everyone called her Heidede. She said that nobody calls her that anymore and she misses it.

I haven't recorded any music in so long. I feel like I've not been home in months. There are neighborhood barbecues every Tuesday on our street and I have only been to one. I could use a stretch of normalcy, but it's not on the horizon.

Routine is so important in life. It's comforting. I'm concerned that my routine is travel and that I'm becoming more comfortable with that than I am with home.

posted by pubski: 438 days ago