Now that "You Can't Take It With You" is over, I finally have some time to work on blogging and updating the site a little. New pictures, including a couple from the play, are coming tonight.
Today and Friday I'm going to spend a little time playing around with site navigation again, so that instead of you having to wait for me to set up galleries, which I never seem to get around to doing, what with plays and houses and kids and a job and all, you can find your way through a large collection of digital pictures, and even download much higher-quality versions. The same will go for movies; we don't have a lot of edited movies, but we do have quite a few movies from our digital cameras that I can upload.
The play, by the way, went very well. We had good crowds for a Spring show, and we got lots of laughs. I was very pleased with my last outing with the Village Players for a year or so.
When we were done, and the set had been taken down (which happens right after the audience goes home and before the party), I stepped out on the bare stage and looked out at the empty seats. I have been involved in seven productions with the Village players, six on the stage, and one out in the audience as director. I've entertained a lot of people and made some good friends. In "You Can't Take It With You," I shared the stage with seven performers who were also in "Dearly Departed," the play that inspired me to audition for "That Darn Plot." After that, there was no turning back. I'm going to miss it.
But I'll be back eventually. Meanwhile, there's too much to do before we head out for our extended vacation in California, another place that I miss, and that I'm very much looking forward to getting reacquainted with in the coming year. Not to mention introducing my two youngest children to some of the special people and places on the Left Coast that they know hardly anything about.