- When Bill told me about Sophie's cello
- When I saw Aunt Marga'lee and smelled her familiar sweetness
- When I saw thousands of volunteers giving all they had hour after hour
- When Demetrius and Erica personally hugged us, thanked us, and gave us official EMHE sweatshirts.
- When Cindy (Jane's sister-in-law) told me about the hand-made quilts she had given to Bill and Boris, the instrument makers
- And about the song she and Jane had composed together for the family to sing for the camera crew.
- And about how difficult this is going to be for Jane because she is such a "giver". She'll want to somehow repay everyone involved and that will be IMPOSSIBLE!
- When I spotted Jane and her kids unexpectedly
- When they moved the bus
- When the family clung to each other as they entered the house
- And I saw Betsy's tail wag
Thursday, August 26, 2010
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
EXTREME ADVENTURE #1- THE ROAD TRIP
Wednesday 8:30 PM. We made adjustments to our schedule and hopped in the car. It was pretty late to be making a road trip, but time was ticking and we needed to be in Stanley six hours away by sun-up.
Thursday 3:00 AM. We dragged into Stanley, Idaho at 3:00 AM. Rang the nightbell at the closest hotel, waking up the Hotel Manager's Husband, and happily spent the $95 to sleep three hours in a bed rather than our little squishy Civic. Randy was shocked that Frugal Freida here would agree to such a thing. But... you know...
6:00 AM. Up to catch the suns first morning rays, Randy was off to photograph Little Redfish and the Sawtooths.
The day was still young! Jane is from Eastern Idaho. We need to go there! We got the hair-brained idea to drive another 5 hours across the state.
EMHE needed the photos by 10:00 the next morning. They said they would call by the end of the day.
We figured they had decided to go another direction. No problem. We had a great time getting away together for a day. And besides that - we could give them to Jane later anyway.
EXTREME ADVENTURE #2 - On the Hunt for the Perfect Shot
Randy received a message from Erica, the show's field producer, "Please call me back as soon as you can, I have an idea!"
They asked if he could be there that night. They would put us up in a hotel for a couple of days. We were packed up and in the car within minutes.
We dropped by the studio to pick up what Randy needed and received a message from Lisa Marie (design producer) as we were heading out the door. They needed seven images printed for the house and delivered by 10:00 Monday morning. This was getting tricky! Maybe the right hand (design department) wasn't quite aware of what the left hand (video department) was doing! We dropped the images off to Ray at Pixels and crossed our fingers.
We arrived at the Hampton Inn at about 6:00 pm.
Nice Room, huh?!
Randy was given his first assignment. Scout Mountain- Early Morning- Funky, Artsy Macro Shots.One would be used for daughter #2, Ruth Ann's, headboard. She's into photography. Please deliver by 10:00 am. And while you are at it, please find a good outdoorsy nature place to do some filming.
Cherry Springs Nature Area - Mission accomplished.
Randy and Jillian
(She really is VERY kind... and PRETTY too!)
To Be Continued...
Don't you just HATE that?