Friday, August 6, 2010

My prayers

My prayers today go out to my friend Andrea and all of the people dealing with a parent or friend with dimentia. I was sitting here at work today, checking Facebook and looking forward to a nice weekend when I read a Facebook posting from my friend. She said that she wished she had her old dad were back (the kind and gentle soul that he was), because with the dementia he was saying some awful things to her. It just stopped me in my tracks. Wow! I can't imagine what she is going through and Im sure there are thousands of others in her shoes.

I know it's hard, but the only thing I can think to say's not them speaking. It's the disease. That's what I've heard from the so-called "experts." Your loved one, in some ways, is dead. Remember the good times and try to stay strong during this difficult time. Remember to take time to nurture yourself and tell yourself what a wonderful person you are.

Let's pray for all the caregivers tonight.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Keep it down!

Today was certainly fun! About a week ago we had a terrible downpour and the water was just streaming down in one of our studios! That's not good when you've got a lot of recording and sound equipment in the office. Obviously, there was something wrong, so, they decided to fix the roof since it hadn't been done in awhile. Of course, a job like that makes noise. And so they did.

I watched with great anxiety as the work crew showed up just after 7am. Yes, if you're the crew chief paying them to start at 7, they were late! But, there they were, and they brought their noise with them. I was able to tune it out for the most part. I've been in this biz awhile and have gone through studio construction a few times. I felt bad for my guests at 8:20am. The folks from the Kennedy Donovan Center were in to talk about their Rockathon fundraiser and I don't think they could hear themselves think.

The good news was a good size work crew and they got the entire roof done pretty quick. It should be quieter (and dryer) tomorrow and the next time it rains.