DISPATCHED FROM THE CROSSROADS, AT THE INTERSECTION OF summer & autumn
Saturday, 9.9.06: Week In Review
Working on good creative stuff this week. Anticipating turning my scribbles into a movie I did what any self-respecting gadget hound and software geek would do: bought a 1 Terabyte external hard-drive (that's 1000 gigabytes) and got the latest upgrades for Adobe Premiere and Adobe After Effects.
A third cousin I didn't know I had surfaced after finding my family web pages. That sent me on a flurry of work to figure out the extended Barrett family. Holy cow, some of those Barrett women had a lot of kids. I stopped with my mother's generation in listing the "begats" but I must have scores of third cousins out there.
Joanne P and I met to discuss another collaboration... more on that to come.
Brian came over to take measurements for the work we need done in our living room. We'll schedule it for November or December. It will be havoc moving our delicate collectibles out of harm's way during the process.
Road trip. Yesterday, Jim and I drove to Seneca Falls, NY — about 50 miles from here. It's a quaint little town thought to be the model for Bedford Falls in "It's A Wonderful Life." It's considered the birthplace of the women's movement — women and some sympathic men gathered in 1848 to sign off on the "Declaration of Sentiments" — kind of a Declaration of Independence for women. Now it's the home of the National Women's Hall of Fame.