On the Road Again!
I wanted to begin the video backing out of the garage, garage door going up dramatically. Well, cancel that. My parents’ furniture from their room at the nursing home is currently stored in the garage. So, I move the car out of the garage so the background isn’t displayed. The mattresses and chairs just didn’t fit in my scheme. I wanted the woods in the background. But the guy who’s staining the deck has all the furniture and grill stacked there. So, the woodland view just isn’t there today. We’ll do it from the other side. It won’t be AS good, but it’ll do.
Last evening, in preparation, I loaded everything, my boxes, clothes, all of it, into the kitchen so I could carry it all out the door and into the car for this wonderful production, stage right. We discussed how we’d do this. He has a YouTube account, so we’d use his ipad to video. We could use my ipad to play the music. (I know, music can be added later, but not in this house.)
I woke up plenty early and made sure my hair wasn’t too fluffy for stage, screen and television. Had to wait for the sun to come up over the mountain for the right light. I brushed the Budman so he’d look glossy in his video. He would be the star,.
Then, for some reason, Buddy decided to take off this morning. He went out to do his morning peepee then took off up the driveway. I checked all the water places, the waterfalls, the ponds,the streams because he’s hardwired to water. We’re running out of time as Dave has to go to work by nine today. Buddy eventually came ripping down the road so excited and happy to see me, like I was the one who’d gone missing. Then he came inside and buried his guilty face in the closet. He did finally make it back to the car where he laid down with big sad eyes and never moved. Well, that isn’t in the script, Buddy, and your ad lib isn’t working for me.
I hauled the ladder out of the garage to lay Willie Nelson on so it would be close to Dave’s ipad. Genius, right? The final thing that shot down this plan is that neither Dave nor I are proficient at videography. He forgot you can’t talk while taking a video and his comment about my backside as I bent into the car would be a show stopper. Not funny, honey. A run-through? There is no run-through. That would mean unloading the car and loading it again. Forget that. We don’t do editing. Forget it all. It just isn’t going to work. We’ll never be directors, producers or film stars. I’ll just be a blogger with nothing to say.
And I’m on the road again today. Tune in Monday to find out where I went and if I picked up any marketing tips. Sorry, Buddy, you can’t go