Friday, August 26, 2005Time's Up
I'm leaving for Vermont tomorrow.
I'm really not sure how this happened... a few days ago (seems like a few days, anyway) the summer was spread out before me, sagging with the weight of its potential; now I find myself with a single day to run a dozen errands and get myself packed, as well as say goodbye to those local friends who are still accessible. And it's not as difficult as it sounds -- the errands are relatively easy ones, and I don't have all that much to pack, but I'll still have to keep moving if I'm going to fit it all in. I've got my first loads of laundry going now; that'll actually be the single biggest time consideration. Why does a load of laundry have to take so damn long?
But I think I accomplished everything I needed to over the last few months -- not exactly everything I wanted to, but then, we all know how the song goes. I managed the single most difficult thing, the thing that's been frustrating me for the last couple of years -- I have, contained on two precious miniDV tapes, almost all of the raw footage for a film of my own. I actually owe a great deal of credit to someone else for that; without the benefit of one particular collaboration, I'd still have gotten it done, but not anywhere near as happily, I think. Of course, I should be saying that to them directly, not sidelong through a blog -- and I will. Once I figure out exactly how.
Then, tomorrow and Sunday, it'll be just me and my long-suffering car crossing half the country and paying way too much/not nearly enough (delete as appropriate) for 1000 miles' worth of fuel; then me getting settled into my new cloister in Vermont and resuming my van driving duties; then me settling down to log takes and cut roughly.
But more on that as I get there. |