Friday, November 9, 2012

The time in between...


Larrance and I closed the theater, just for the season, on Sunday, October 14th.  Well, we didn't do it all by our lonesomes.  We got lots of help from Bryce and my brother Dan and his wife Dorthy.  It's pretty amazing we shut down the theater in just a few hours and then all that's left is to return the any full cases of beer, shut off the water and the electricity and the place goes into deep hibernation.

As I mentioned in my last post, Dan and Dorthy stayed for a week or so and we had a great time.

Now we've been in time off mode which is particularly difficult for me....I've never been very good at being idle but that is what I really need to do after our six month marathon.  So my body helped me out by getting sick twice in one week.  I'm sure it was saving it up for me so I could experience the stomach flu and then a cold in quick succession.  Good news is that I'm all better and I feel very well rested.

Larrance has been working on composing and I've been working on my second NANO ( novel.  I'm hoping to work on both novels on the ship.  I want to finish writing the second one and then finish the second draft of the first book.  I'm really hoping that I might get to start on the second draft of the second book but that might be a bit much.

We've been enjoying ourselves too.  Going out with friends, cooking, going to the gym and watching movies.

Of course, when you own a business you don't really get time off so we've also been organizing auditions for next season and we're arranging a few slight upgrades to the theater.  We hope to have a wall built around the dressing room, to have a new curtain behind the stage and to re-carpet our entry way stairs. Just a small upgrade for our 10th season!

In the next few weeks, scripts should arrive for our ship gig and we will have to get busy learning lines and building music cues.  Meanwhile, I think I'll take a break.


Sunday, October 21, 2012


Larrance & I are getting ready to go back on a ship in December.  So I will resuming my blogging duties but I thought I would start a bit earlier and write about life off of the ship.

We just finished our ninth season at ImprovAcadia last week (10/13/12).  It was a wonderful season and for the most part we had very nice audiences.  My brother Dan and his wife Dorthy came to visit for our closing weekend and it was wonderful to have them here.

We had an adventure everyday - we went to Schoodic Peninsula, The Farnsworth Museum in Rockland, hiked Beech Mountain and took a trip to the Cape to see the Gorey House.  So much fun.

Here's a brief overview of what happened during our off time in our Ninth Season -

My Dad and Mary came to visit on the 4th of July.  We played Kuub!

We joined a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) and these are the beets!

It was a nice hot summer and the flowers were stunning.

Our friends Matt & Tiffany Marcy came to visit. 

I hiked Cadillac Mountain which was awesome.  I was joined by Vince, Amy and Eric.

My Mom came to visit.  Here's Mom & Larrance at Schoodic.

Now Larrance and I are home and working on getting our house back under control after a long season of multiple living in our house.