23 April 2007

The next few weeks

Wanted to check in and say hi while I have a chance. We have a video shoot this weekend in a small town near where we live that will give us a good impersonation of a street in ancient Israel. Among other things, I was recruiting people to be in costume, not exactly actors, but willing victims. I think I've got 25 people coming. I'm not sure the producer wants that many. Oops. This week I'm arranging rides and details for the shoot. Picking up some replica sandals across town, coming up with some light refreshments probably from a Sam's type place called Makro. Calling a restaurant/bar in the town to arrange for us to use their inadequate toilet facilities. Arranged hotel accomodations for a guy coming in from the States. Normally he would stay with someone but everyone is swamped. Let's just put it this way, every time I get one thing done I think of something else. It's fun, but hectic.

Next week, it will be the same only it will be organizing a shoot of 40 people who will act out a battle scene in a field near here. I'm up to about 18 people for that shoot now. Tomorrow I will go to the Catholic church with some flyers and see if they are interested in bringing a group to be in the video. It's good for my Spanish to try anyway! Anyone want to come be in a video??? Also a couple people from France are flying in for that shoot and will stay at our house. We shoot on May 5 so I'm doing all this recruiting for 5 de mayo - kind of funny it has nothing to do with Mexico.

At the same time, somehow we volunteered to do some things for the All Europe Retreat. We are released to go down and help with that - we are leaving May 7. We need to have a dog/house sitter that week. Hopefully I'll arrange that tomorrow with a girl that cleans the office. The retreat will be nice once we get past the work stuff we've volunteered to do. Do you ever wonder how you get yourself into stuff like that? We know the area because it is where we went to language school so we are more used to that area than most people would be. The retreat ends the day before our anniversary, so we're going to take that Monday as a vacation day. Hopefully we will find relaxation through or after the retreat. It's a hectic three weeks ahead. Not bad stuff, just a lot!


  1. Yeah, it sounds like a lot to do. Perhaps you could bump people from this week's shoot to the May 5 shoot. :)

    What kind of retreat is that? I hear retreat and I think kicking back, but it sounds like a different kind of retreat.

  2. Sounds busy. I'm not sure I understand what is Sam's place? Would that be a BBQ dive?

  3. Sounds like you're doing a good job coordinating the shoots. Hope you guys have a nice anniversary!

  4. The retreat - is the relaxing kind but not so much if you do work at it. We have begged off - so we don't have to work once the retreat begins, hopefully that will equal some relaxing.

    Sam's place - I meant like the big warehouse stores, guess I should have used Costco as a reference! ha!

  5. I hope your shoots went well! Have a safe trip and a good retreat. I look forward to hearing how it all went and hopfully you will have a relaxing and fun anniversary! Take Care!