Dave has been writing music like a crazy person this summer. His song-writing streak actually started the fall we moved here, and he's written an album's worth of songs in the last two years, but he set a particular goal for himself to write 12 new songs this summer. He's up to 4, I think, and he'll have more time in August, once his internship is done. I have been so incredibly proud of him. He has put in long hours and late nights recording his tunes on some borrowed equipment, and it is paying off. His new songs sound great! I'm so excited that he'll be performing with a band at the end of August! Music is very cathartic for him, and has been important to him for over 20 years. It keeps him sane, even when my sanity slips a bit. Having a house full of music is cathartic for me as well. I'm so glad I married a man who loves music as much as I do!