06-23-19 Much Different.

Baby E- Mommy, do you know that picture where you were learning to edit?

Me- Which one?

Baby E- The one you were learning to edit.

Me- Oh, the one where I was sitting at the computer?

Baby E- Yes, that one.

Mommy- What about it?

Baby E- You looked much, much, much, much, much, much, much, much, much, much, much, much, much, much, much, much, much, much, much, much, much, much, much, much, much, much, much, much, much, much, much, much, much, much, much, much, much, much, much, much, much, much, much, much, much, much, much, much, much, much, much, much, much, much, much, much different!!!!

I was twenty years old in that picture. I can tell by the scar on my leg- a surgery I had that year to remove a bone spur above my knee. There’s a scar on my wrist and my arm from the same operation that took spurs from those places as well. Amazingly it was the only operation I had for my bone condition. I still carry the scars, though they have faded some.

This was the summer before I moved to New York. I had already been editing for a few years at this point. Those days were still the infancy of non linear editing, when AVIDs were hardware and cost a pretty penny. The four drives stacked next to the computer tower held 9 GB of space each if I remember correctly. We used to edit at a low resolution and re-digitize everything to a higher one to online. The deck sitting on the table was a Beta deck- the tapes came in two sizes.

Editing setups like these were a beast to turn on. There were so many switches that had to be turned on in a certain order. Once everything was powered up to took about 15 minutes to get up and running- enough time to grab a cup of coffee and flip through your scripts.

It was on this machine I did my first edit. I spent many long days and many long nights in this edit room- meeting deadlines for a client or putting finishing touches on my own personal projects. And while I’m very thankful that editing has evolved so much since those early days, I’m so very glad my roots started at the beginning.

06-19-19 Savannah

Tim and the kids took a trip to Florida this past weekend and got home very, very late last night. On their way they took a detour through Savannah to visit the city. They came back with some beautiful pictures and a promise they will be taking me there soon!

06-17-19 South of the Border

I realized I never posted all the pictures from the adventure Tim, Baby E, and I had last weekend. We travelled down 95 again and made it close to the South Carolina border before stopping for the night. Baby E was especially impressed because we stayed in a hotel with an indoor pool and we took him swimming at 10 o’clock at night. In the morning we had the pool to ourselves before we checked out and continued our adventures. We made it to South of the Border in South Carolina before turning around and heading home.

06-15-19 Baby E

Tim and the kids are away this weekend, but I did receive this picture earlier, so I’m pretty sure they are having a great time. In the meantime I’m keeping myself busy editing and watching movies until way too late in the evening.

06-14-19 Deer

The tiniest little deer took up residence next to our basement stairs this afternoon. It couldn’t have been more than a week old. After sitting motionless watching us, it jumped up on wobbly legs, bounced off the house and took off across the yard. It met up with its mother across the street.