Last week was sort of a blur. There was a trip to Ohio to visit some filmmaking friends, there was a ton of packing to do, there was a church performance at the end of the week that I was involved in and then there was the move on Saturday. On Sunday, I got sick and was a bundle of nerves, exhaustion and emotion. Monday and Tuesday weren’t much better. Serves me right, I guess, for trying to pack so much in. Oh, well. My nose is only slightly stuffy today.
But now we’re moved in! There’s still a lot of organizing and unpacking to do, but the hard stuff is done for the most part. My brother’s house is so lovely. I love the room I have here. It has two big windows and a beautiful view of the green back yard full of trees. Today, I met the across-the-street neighbor, Irwin Rushke. (Hope I spelled that right.) He’s an elderly gentleman that sells fresh produce from his front yard.
His property is pretty much a giant garden full of fruit trees and rows and rows of plants. Quite obviously, I’m taking advantage of that opportunity. I bought home-grown potatoes, tomatoes, eggplant and summer squash. I put one of the tomatoes to my nose and took a nice, long whiff. It smelled like a real tomato. I’m grateful for Aldi’s cheap prices, but their produce is awful. Meijer’s isn’t much better. I think I’m going to like it here.
Last week’s visit to Ohio was encouraging. It was so good to see so many film makers all together, being nerdy and creative and concocting grand schemes. The neat thing is, most of those grand schemes probably won’t stay schemes—they’ll turn into movies that you and I will get to watch. Nifty people, those film makers.
In other news, Conciliar Post published an article of mine called Imagine. I hope you’ll take the time to read it. I don’t mean to brag, but it’s probably one of the best articles I’ve ever written and concerns subject matter that I’m extremely passionate about. So, have a read and tell me what you think about it!