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Bathtime!

Bathtime!

Faith got into some disgusting rotting vegetable matter in the woods today (you know it’s bad when I have to have the car windows open on the way home), so she went straight into the bath when we got home. Luckily she actually seems to quite enjoy a tub, even if she does look a little hangdog in the pictures ๐Ÿ™‚

Flower arranging

Flower arranging

We had a rehearsal for our Palm Sunday service this morning; then it fell to Mary and I to create some artistic palm arrangements for behind the altar. I don’t think we did half badly ๐Ÿ™‚ especially since I usually subscribe to the Gumby school of flower arranging-

Masked bandit!

Masked bandit!


Since it looks likely that they will recommend we all wear masks when out and about (though I only really go out to walk the dogs), this is my first stab at a mask with one of Dad’s old bandannas. My sewing skills leave a little to be desired, but it’s better than nothing ๐Ÿ˜œ

Change of seasons

Change of seasons

We are trying to keep Thursdays as a bit of day off still, so I thought I’d take advantage of the nicer weather to take the winter tires off and put the new Michelins I got from Costco back in February on Jackie’s and Crisp’s cars.

So if it snows two feet in the next week or so you can blame me ๐Ÿ˜‰

More tinkering…

More tinkering…

After last Sunday, and looking ahead to what we are planning for Holy Week, I went ahead and got a new, 12-channel Mackie mixer to replace the 6-channel one I was using (on sale at B&H for $200- a serious deal!). This will make things sooo much simpler going forward!

I also added the little box to the right of the mixer (and this is on me), a lovely little compressor called the “Really Nice Compressor” ๐Ÿ˜‰ which I’ve put on the final signal before it hits the SlingStudio. Normally I wouldn’t think of putting a compressor (which compresses the audio signal, making the louder parts quieter and the quieter parts louder) on the kind of church music we usually feature, but while I’m trying to juggle video mixing and audio mixing all at once this is an excellent safety to avoid clipping if I’m distracted, but also has the huge advantage of making the sound signal “cut through” better when it’s broadcast the way we’re doing it over the internet and watched on people’s phones etc. I shall use it in moderation, but in “super nice” mode it’s very subtle and sounds really good ๐Ÿ™‚