Tuesday, Jun. 28, 2005
In The Line Of Fire
Man... talk about your marathon...
We're moving the studios to the new location Thursday, officially; but in reality we're moving little stuff now. In between that and dealing with new software, I'm ALSO dealing with the Cave Creek Fire, the big one that wasn't coming anywhere near us.
Well guess what? It's going crazy and while the area where I live and work is relatively safe, that isn't the case for a significant part of my listening audience. I have been juggling phone calls and emails and faxes all day, working around packing stuff, etc. It's been your basic pandemonium augmented by a little craziness and padded by insanity.
Fortunately, thank God, the new software seems to be working pretty well. We've had some minor error messages, but overall I think we're (finally!) pretty good. I recorded and dropped in some notices on the fire information meeting for tomorrow night and will report on it in the morning; of course if anything significant changes, all the fire personnel have my cell number and I can be out of here and on the air in a matter of about ten minutes, give or take.
Did live interviews with the fire information officers from two fires and went with New Boss to the new location, figuring out the configuration I want for the studio. The basic desk is already built but it's a case of wanting the computers at point A, CD decks at point B, etc. They're doing the last-minute cabling now, with the plan to hopefully keep us on the air without more than a couple of hours (tops) of down-time.
I'm beat tonight and given that I could be called in at virtually any moment, think I'm going to sign off and kick back for a while. I won't be sleeping but probably going to watch a little television, hopefully catch the news.
Before - After
In the grander scheme of things, no soul can truly be replaced. Each one of us has a place in the universal tapestry. We each contribute our own color and texture. When one thread is snipped too soon, it distorts all the threads around it. Other lives can unravel and tear. If the wrong thread is ripped away, the whole fabric of life becomes dangerously fragile.
- LeiLani, aka Radiogurl aka Bright Opal (1957 - )