Shooting Up High

I ran a camera at church today, so I was up nice and early.  I wasn’t too tired, despite staying up later than I usually do on nights before serving, and I didn’t even take a nap today.

I heard Milly crying after I woke up so I went to check on her.  She said she’d had a horrible dream, but couldn’t remember what it was.  I got her settled down then went about getting ready.

The way the stage is set up at church right now the piano and drums are up on a riser a good, I don’t know, 15 feet off the ground?  (I’m bad at estimates.)  I got to shoot up there today, which was pretty fun.  Amanda and Milly came to the 11:00 service, and Amanda said that Milly cried when she told her I was going to be way up high because she didn’t want me to fall.  Amanda told her that Allison and Christian would be up there with me and wouldn’t let me fall.  She was guessing at who was up there.  It was actually Allison and Theo.

There was a guest speaker, Stuart Hall, at Port City Community Church today.  He spoke on accountability, essentially.  I don’t think I’ve ever heard the congregation laugh so much and so often.  Don’t get it wrong, his message was good and had serious implications, but he was also entertaining.

It was Amanda’s week to get Milly, and while she was gone the guy sitting behind me struck up a conversation.  He said he noticed me filming and liked my shots.  I was impressed because most people don’t really notice the difference in the type of shots, much less think about where they’re coming from or, I would think, recognize a camera person afterwards.  We talked a bit and it turns out he’s a man with a few trades, so we talked shop a little.  Then both our wives and Milly came out and we introduced them, etc.

Milly wanted to ride back with me.  Amanda made chicken finger wraps for lunch, which she used to do now and then.  They were really good.  Then, since it was such a nice day, we decided to go outside for a bit.  Going outside for a bit turned into doing a bunch of yard work we’d put off, including raking, cleaning off the front porch, replanting some flowers, trimming a few plants and mowing.

I’d invited Greg to bring the girls over prior to that, so he, Callie and Brynn came by for a while.  Milly and Callie spent a good bit of time playing with a very large worm they named Boutique (Callie’s naming, my guess, but I could be wrong) and a couple smaller ones that they constantly traded back and forth while wearing princess dresses.

After Milly went to bed Amanda and I finished season one of Game of Thrones.

Zach Dotsey