No NGD's, no new projects, no GAS... I'm just maintainin'! and that's enough for me. I realize I'm a pretty boring forum member lately, and I haven't bought a guitar in years. I've been trying hard to hold on to what I've got and keep it all in working order, and that's alright. I'm generally pleased with what I have. I still browse the sites lookin' for deals and checking for something to paint (a ton of ideas are running through my head) but then I stop and realize that I'm full up at the moment. I've got a PRS for every day of the week fer chrissakes... and outta those I play maybe one or two a week. What's going on here? Ain't nothin' going on but work. Rusty strings, superglue, contact cleaner, chipping paint, soldering, tweaking, wiping, cleaning, lint rolling (lest ye forget I have a guitar with fabric on it), Febreze (see??), sparkled diamonds and glitter that need to be glued back down... Sheesh! I need a bubblebath and a glass of wine to calm my nerves when I'm done with all the housework. I mean, it's a great problem to have. I wouldn't want to trade it for zero guitars (that's just crazy!) and, yes there are starving children in Africa that totally deserve one of these more than I do... but it makes me wonder: Should I have less guitars? F@ck that! That's the worst idea I've ever heard! I think I have all these guitars for a reason, and that reason is to teach me how to maintain. I have to learn how to take care of things and how to appreciate the things I have. It may not be a big deal to some people. Some of y'all already learned that life lesson but, just as "every tree bears it's fruit in due season", it's my time to learn how to look after a veritable "pile" of guitars. I can't just wimp out and trade some in for something newer and shiner, I have to learn to trust my past judgments and live with what I've got for as long as I can hold on. I need to treat every one of these lil' bastids like the treasures they are and make more time for each and every one of them. There's an SE I have that I'm not really fond of... conventional wisdom says to ditch it, "there's not enough time for a guitar you don't truly love" some people might say(to borrow a FOX News-ism). Well, maybe I just haven't figured out who or what that guitar is yet?! Maybe it's not a lame guitar, maybe I'm just a lame guitar player! Today I'm going to put away a few of the guitars I play the most. Today I'm gonna spend some time getting to know that SE a little better. Today I'm gonna let it tell me who and what it is, rather than the other way around. Today I'm maintainin'!