Getting up early this morning partially worked. The first thought through my head at 6:30 this morning was why in the world did I decide to do this? The funny part was that at about 6:20 I was wide awake, but when the alarm went off at 6:30 I was so in the middle of enjoying sleep. I got up about 6:45 and got started. Things went well at the GT, although I was there a bit longer than expected. I felt like the world was going to explode on me when I got to the office around 11. I had emails to deal with and phone calls coming in faster than I could deal with them. I got through it though and actually saw the truck half loaded when i left at 5:30, so I was feeling pretty good. I was afraid the boys were going to be there late prepping and loading and then were going to have to face a long day tomorrow. I hope they are all safely situated in bed enjoying some good sleep.
We had a good Sunday school dinner meeting tonight. It was just Stephanie, Chris, myself and the Rodriguez’s. Stephanie is done teaching now since she will be busy the next couple Sundays. It’s sad, but I’m sure she deserves a bit of a break. I’m anxious to get to hear more from Chris though before he leaves. I ended up staying at the Rodriguez’s until about 9:30 tonight talking with Brother & Sister Rodriguez and the Dunagan girls parents. It turns out that he is in a similar line of business (installing/integrating audio/video systems), so we talked business for a while and now it is past my bedtime.
It was kind of an interesting day today. I felt like I was running around playing catchup, something I haven’t had to do for a while. Shortly after I was in the office this morning we started realizing that we hadn’t done a good job time-lining the next couple days/weeks and that there was a little less tim there than everyone was expecting. Things weren’t on people’s calendars, so I was booking them and myself for other things without realizing what was really going on. So, I had fun working on putting all sorts of events on people’s calendars and trying to figure out how the next two weeks were going to work out.
Somewhere along the line in dealing with trucking and prepping shows, it was realized that someone needed to go to Vista to pickup some gear. We were going to have Enterprise deliver a van, but I got to thinking that maybe it would make sense for me to drive Batch down there so he could pickup the gear and get the van. As usual, what I was really thinking about was food, which helped tip the scales. We went to Fudds for lunch before going to visit Sandy and Enterprise.
As we were leaving Murrieta, we heard on Murrieta Fire’s tactical frequency them talking about arranging trucks so they were in 1, 2, 3, 4 order. We couldn’t figure out what the heck this was for since that is usually the last thing on someone’s mind. When we got on the 15 at Winchester, we found about four engines parked on the overpass with lights flashing and firefighters standing on top. The same was true at the next two bridges and then we shortly saw a caravan lead by CHP with Murrieta Police and Murrieta Fire units. I found out tonight that one of the Murrieta Fire captains recently died in a hospital in San Diego and they were bringing his body back to Murrieta. It sounds like he picked up a parasite fighting recent wildfires.
Back in the office we got right back to work trying to make everything fit in the day. Nathaniel was prepping a show, I was working on admin stuff and Batch was just trying to keep his head above water. A lot got done today though, that’s for sure. I stayed late and got the taxes pretty much done. I just need to look them over in the morning for any typos or other mistakes and print off some final copies before putting them in the mail.
It was late when I got home tonight, so I’m pretty much just getting ready for bed and trying to wind down from the high paced office today. It’s a good thing I’ve got so many reruns of Without a Trace to watch…