July 11, 2005

New Quarter?

Yep, time for summer quarter classes at church. It was worrisome this time, because we still didn't have all of our material in, and I was still having teachers coming up to me saying "am I supposed to teach?" and it was a holiday weekend and I didn't know if we were going to be overrun with visitors and underrun with vacationing teachers.

As is usually the case, much worry for no reason. Everyone was in place and ready to go. Except for me, who had to spend the class period in the copy room making copies of the results from the building addition survey I'd handed out back in April. We're about to hire an architect this month, and I had neglected to get out the results of the survey (and the program we developed from it) so people would know what's going on. Several keep asking why it's not built yet, I suppose figuring it should be no different than putting up an aluminum carport. Add to this the insistence from one of our committee members that we give people a picture of the new addition. Which is rather hard to do without having designed anything or hired an architect. Which, in the end, meant that I'd have to sketch something up that will turn out in the end to look NOTHING like what gets built. Oh well.

Made my copies, then class broke up, then we had worship, then we went home, then Reba went somewhere while I tried to whip up a big sketch. I'm not sure where she went--I think the craft store--because she kept talking to me while I was drawing. For those who do this kind of stuff, you know how it is when you get into the zone--hours can pass, disasters can happen, but you're blissfully unaware of what's going on.

Anyway, I cobbled together a sketch with pretty growies and cars and kitties and puppies and balloons and stuff. Turned out looking pretty good, if I do say so myself. Reba got back, then it was time to turn around and head back up to church for a meeting, which was actually an hour later than what she said it would be, but I didn't dare say anything about it for fear that she might have learned all sorts of Hollywood martial arts at the movie. Waited, then my meeting, where I showed of my handiwork and noted that all the teachers had shown up that morning. Hooray!

Then worship, then afterwards I told everyone to pick up the survey results and read them over and see what the building committee had come up with as a program, which will result in a building looking something like....THIS! At which time I whipped out the drawing and did a quick D&PS (dog and pony show), and told them to expect the actual building addition to look nothing like what I'd just shown them.

Then, home, supper, and time to get ready for the 4th, which started one long week of not-quite-clear-in-my-memory fun at home. NEXT: Fun at home.

Posted by Terry Oglesby at July 11, 2005 01:59 PM