Today was busy day. We are starting a deck project and I was originally planning to work on that starting at 10. However, a freelance job came in last minute yesterday and so I spent 3 hours shooting video and some photos for a client at an event this morning. Then the deck project started.
The freelance job involved a good amount of gimbal work (the gimbal and camera rig all together weighs more than 10 lbs) so I was getting my workout, for sure. I arrived home from that job with barely enough time to even “hit the head” before a friend who was helping with the deck project arrived and it was back to work. That wouldn’t have been a great hardship, other than the fact that the wind was blowing turning the moderate spring weather into a chilly and uncomfortable ordeal. In the end we got the plans made and a shopping list.
Meanwhile while that project was getting underway, I brought the footage and photos in from today’s shoot and yesterday afternoon’s shoot as well. I’m in a busy spell right now, doing work for a couple of my big regular clients. Throughout the afternoon I reviewed that footage and brought some frames in for a quick turn around in case the client wanted some assets for social.
I also took a little break to setup a Google Home Mini speaker I got as gift for being a Google Drive customer. I think the WiFi signal was a little sketchy, and the original USB power was on the fritz. It took a couple of tries but in the end it seems to work. My first experience with a smart speaker. It could be great.
Then Claire and I took off to the hardware store to buy supplies for the deck project. It’s a surprisingly taxing workout to load 60 lb bags of Sakrete in and out of your truck. We got all the supplies, and then I unloaded them and got them under cover. Then it was time to dig holes for our footings. I got those about 80% finished with a little help from my younger son and his friend and from Claire.
Then back to the imaging work, finishing delivering those frame grabs for social.
After dinner I tried to do a little image sorting but was literally falling asleep at the keyboard so I decided to go take an after dinner nap. I am feeling quite a bit more exhausted than usual tonight. I think an early bedtime is going to be essential tonight, so I think that this will have to suffice for a blog post today. It was a pretty big day.