Friday, June 27, 2014

Benedict Cumberland

The family and I are on a mini-vacation in scenic Cumberland, MD.  I say 'mini-vacation', but I am learning that calling something a vacation while you are accompanied by a two-year-old is a bit of a joke, as there is nothing whatsoever relaxing about spending any time with a two-year-old.  But, at least it is busy and stressful and tiring somewhere where other people cook your meals, make your bed, and do your dishes.

The Jeanners was in Atlanta for 3 days chilling in a company-paid-for awesome hotel while I slaved away at home as a working single dad.  Perhaps I'm underplaying the amount of work she had to do while she was gone and overplaying the amount of suckiness I endured while she was away, but still, you get the idea.  Poor Dan.

What else?  Can't believe it's almost fucking July.  I need to have a scene design for Midsummer done soon.  Other than that, I'm pleasantly surprised that I've made it this far into the summer without wanting to kill myself or my co-workers.  Some moments of minor annoyance, yes, but nothing terrible.

Let me take this opportunity to say that there's really nothing I miss about working at the Nobes.

Tomorrow:  some hiking, some trainspotting, maybe some more swimming.  Gonna try to find someplace with vegetables for lunch.

Friday, June 20, 2014

Sound and Vision

The super-busy times continue.  Construction is just about finished at the building, lots of cleaning and punch-out work being done.  Today we got to fire up the sound system and bring up some stage lighting.  It was kind of a moving experience after all the work that's gone into getting the place to this point.  I think the music sounded pretty damned good, and I think the lighting looked pretty damned good.  And even though it was the middle of the day, with the mecho-shades down and all the doors closed it felt like the middle of the night.

Which is all great because yesterday was a pretty disappointing day that made me feel like everything was going wrong.

Still much much work to do between now and September.  I was hoping to have the weekend off but it looks like I will be working at least most of the day tomorrow.

The Jeanners heads out of town for a work trip next week, then we just booked two nights in Cumberland, MD for a mini-vacation.  We're going to go on an historic train ride.  The dude will probably shit his pants (out of excitement, not just his usual pants-shitting).  And by "the dude" I mean Jeannie.

Fun night talking with the Jeanners last night.

Sunday, June 08, 2014


The last couple of weeks are pretty much a blur of work.  And the Beej's wedding, and that's about it.  Haven't been home very much, haven't gotten to hang out with Jerns or Sammers very much.

We got our Certificate of Occupancy at the new building on Friday.  So I guess it's kind of officially ours now.

Probably about 4 or 5 days of crazy work left and then it will settle back down to normal work.