...the Tele has caused a mild degree of hassle; when it initially turned up, the neck pickup wasn't working, or only worked very intermittently. ("Fender Gen 4 Noiseless"). So I took it to the local guitar shop who declared it fixed a week or so later...nope, just the same. Took it back again, and two weeks on, they've called to say they'll need to get a new set. (It's apparently not uncommon for the neck pickup to packup on these, and Fender don't sell them separately.)
But I don't mind too much; just impatient to get my hands on it.
Meanwhile, I've picked up another job which carries on when my current one finishes at the end of the month, which is a relief. (Mainly the respite from all the well-wishers who keep asking "Have you got a job yet??")
I always thought people were daft when they went straight from one job into the next without a break, but I've discovered that when you're faced with the prospect of losing one, and you're invited to start another the day after, you tend not to hesitate.
It's actually part-time...and I'm dreaming of the possibility of being able to scrape by on that with a lot more time to get on with doing some music instead of just thinking about it. Or at the very least, have more time to think about doing it.
It even occurred to me that it might be possible to earn a little extra money from it...but no, that's an absurd idea...!