I have nothing to say. This is just an excuse to show you some new pics of Promise that I took over the weekend. But since I'm here, I'll give you a very brief update. I'm not sure where we left off. Bethany is now healthy, though she is still battling dizzy spells. The Bird is coughing a bit, but otherwise she is fine too. And still very cute.
Bethany is gonna work her tuchas off for the next two days, in hopes that she can finish this assignment in time. Not bad considering that nasty viral thing knocked her out for such a long time. For the record, I never really doubted she would finish on time, but this time around I didn't say anything because she was too sick to argue with.
My piano is broken. The power connection is wonky. It cut out during our rehearsal on Sunday morning, about 30 minutes before the service started. Thankfully, we have a very flexible worship team. Without the piano, we all shuffled instruments and it worked out just fine. I switched to acoustic guitar, while Pete moved from guitar to drums. AJ moved from drums to bass, and Peter put down the bass and picked up the electric guitar. Pete was supposed to be doing most of the worship leading, but with him on drums, it was left to me. First time I've led a worship service on the guitar in a very long time. The Lord was gracious, and it went quite well. Actually, it was a nice change.
Yesterday I went to take my piano to the local Yamaha music store. I thought I knew exactly where it was. But somehow I missed it and ended up driving through terrible traffic for an hour, with nothing to show for it. Came home feeling defeated and stupid, because I know I must have driven right past it. I was probably texting somebody on my phone when I passed it. My phone beeps non-stop these days.
Ok, that's enough of an update. I gotta go to a meeting now, so I'll just show you the new pics. I was experimenting with some new lighting techniques. For those who are curious (unklrbrt and Heidi), I placed my flash off camera to the left, and bounced it off some white card stock. I've finally figured out how to use my built-in flash as a trigger without it contributing to the exposure, thus eliminating unpleasantly harsh shadows. How did I do this? Very high tech—I taped a peice of paper over it!
Oh, and Happy Easter and all those niceties.