Finally, I've started to work on new recordings. (Details will be shared much later as I only started to scratch the surface at this point).
My bassist friend Ethan (also a recording engineer) helped me pick a good home recording device: Zoom h4n.
I put it on a regular mic stand which Ethan gave me, (for which I ordered a special adapter so that a recorder and stay on).
It's challenging to focus on a project like this when all my family members are home 24/7. But I am determined to go forward even if in baby steps. My husband and girls have been sweet and cooperative. Girls whisper when I am recording and try not to argue with each other (a good effect!)
Music is not ready to share yet, but here are some pics. To motivate myself to do a good work, I put on a nicer piece of clothing than usual and even brushed my hair...! Ha ha. Still didn't help me count steady 7/4. But imagine what would have happened if I had a sloppy PJ and messy hair.