Friday night concert. Saturday conference. Sunday rest.
The Friday night concert went well. Attendance was low but the sound and the performance were great. By the end of Friday evening I was exhausted. I slept for a few hours then back to prep for the Saturday conference.
I had a mixed reaction to Saturday’s conference. An awful lot of work with a number of annoyances along the way.
There were a few technology hiccups on Saturday. A projector died during one of the presentations. One of the speakers turned off his wireless mic while we were setting up the cue for a video. Interference noise kicked in and it took us half a minute or so to figure out the source of the noise. Otherwise, the technology held up well. I was really pleased with the sound system. We had a large group from Unionville Alliance on stage, roughly 20 people, and the system had no issues in presenting concert level sound.
I did learn a few things through the experiences of this past week. Like golf, it is sometimes easier for people to talk a good game than to play one.
I was way overcommitted these past few weeks. Given some of what we went through as a family, I’m not sure it was worth the effort and the sacrifice. And, on a personal level, there was little joy in the experience.
I took today off and I upgraded the Pro Tools rig in the studio. During the upgrade activities, I spent time thinking about refocusing my efforts as a volunteer. I’m not sure that my work in this area is making much of a difference. Certainly the effort does not seem to be appreciated.
I’ll give that some careful thought over the week.