Sunday, June 1, 2008

No go, flight

That's correct, we are officially a no-go on our return to NC. The church hired one of their members. I'm not upset in the least, in fact maybe a bit relieved to have the decision made.

Both of our girls will be going to public school this next year. Homeschooling has been good for them, but we feel it's best for ALL of us to have the girls out of the house. What makes it equally exciting (and scary) is that Alison will be going into middle school this year. Sixth grade was probably my worst year, so I'm a bit nervous but I think she'll do well.

Saturday, April 19, 2008

What's Going On

More than just a great song from Marvin Gaye...

I just got back from a quick trip to the Washington, D.C. area. Unfortunately, I didn't get to see much of D.C. - we were working in Maryland, but I did get to see the memorials from the airport. I also saw Marine One (the President's helicopter) flying over the Potomac river past Georgetown University on it's way towards the White House.

No word on the NC job front.

Kim and I are working on cleaning up a bunch of old bricks. They came from a nearly 100 year old house. We got the bricks for free, but we have to clean all the mortar off of them. When we get them all cleaned off, we are going to build a brick patio. It should look good when we're finished.

Alison won an essay contest held by the Daughters of the American Revolution. She got to read her essay at an awards ceremony which was attended by our House Representative. She also received an American flag which was flown over the Capitol building. She was very excited. Unfortunately, I had to miss the ceremony because I was flying home from D.C. Sometimes being a freelancer sucks.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Up For Air

Well, it's been a busy couple of weeks - all in a good way. I was in NC March 12-16 to help my parents move into their new home. They found a nice one story home about 30 minutes away from the old house. They moved because the old house was a split level with the only bathroom upstairs. This was becoming a problem for my dad as his muscular dystrophy continues to worsen. Lots of people came to help, which made the job much easier.

The other thing I did while in NC was to interview for a position with Lake Forest Church in Huntersville. One of my good friends from college is the worship leader there. He called me about a month ago to tell me about the position (technical director) and that he thought I would be perfect for it. Kim and I aren't sure yet whether or not we want to return to NC, but I went ahead with the interview to see if God would lead on or shut the door. Still no word on who the church has chosen.

I've also been very busy with work. Baseball spring training is winding up here in Florida. This was the "harvest" season for me so I'm just now getting back to being a normal dad again.

I created my own MySpace page. It's pretty lame so far, but check it out and add me as a friend if MySpace is something you do.

Wednesday, March 5, 2008


Anybody recognize this guy?

Friday, February 29, 2008

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Daytona 500

Salley heads to Daytona
Salley heads to Daytona

Here's what I worked on at the Daytona 500 this year. Sorry, the link takes you to the BDSSP site, but it was the only way I could show the video. Also, you have to wait for the advertisement to finish playing before you see the vid. John Salley was a lot of fun to work with.

And he's TALL.


Wednesday, February 13, 2008

A Nice Visit

Last week I was working in Daytona, on the set for this season's FoxSports NASCAR coverage. We built eight sets inside an airplane hangar in 2 days, then shot the drivers over the course of another 2 days. I've worked on this shoot for the last 5 years, and in this business now for about 10 years, however, it's rare that Kim ever gets to visit me on the job. But last week, Kim and the girls were able to come by the set and see me at work. In fact, we had a little down time while they were there and so we were able to visit most all of the sets. It was an enjoyable time. They got to see me work with driver Martin Truex, Jr. They came on the last of the 4 day shoot and stayed with me at the hotel (Hilton on Daytona Beach). We really had a good time.

I'll be headed back to Daytona this weekend for the 500. I'll be working in and around the pit areas and infield. Kim's really jealous that she can't come visit me on that set!!