Matt Fell Off The Face Of The Planet...Well, maybe not quite that bad, but I've definitely been busy. Sadly, too busy to take any time to write.
I am still alive and kickin', though...and I'll bring everyone up to speed here...
On the plus side, the show is set to go off beginning November 20, which is now less than two weeks away. Sadly, I'd have to say that I will probably not be adding many more news posts during this time, because I'm really busy with things now...as it's all coming together.
We've managed to take a concept and turn it into (at least a pseudo-) reality. Things have progressed nicely, and about at the rate I would expect. I've fortunately had a very great cast to work with...a lot of dedicated people involved...many of whom have also stuck around to help in other production aspects, which makes my job not only easier, but far less stressful...and just generally makes the whole thing come together that much faster.
So far, I've managed to plane about half of the wood (I believe) I'll need for my entertainment center/matching bookshelves project. This will be done in oak, and given the wood I've planed thus far should be quite a looker when it's done.
I've also managed to plane enough wood for my piano bench, which will be done in walnut. Walnut's the closest color match to our piano (which is without a bench, hence the project) without going for some really exotic stuff (like cherry) which I'd have to buy. Keep in mind that the wood I'm using for these projects is home-grown, and the availability of cherry and such just is non-existant. I avoid buying wood retail at all costs if possible.
Anyway, that's about all for now...it's more or less the same old stuff, except I spend a lot less time at the computer...and when I'm actually there, I check email and go back to other things.
Until next time...This post was upgraded to the MZ Online Blog on 8/25/07