Saturday, September 27, 2008

Another Show Today


We headed out to the Homewood Corps of The Salvation Army Today. This is us before we got out make up on. Ten of use went out and nine performed. It was our first show outside. It was very interesting experience and when we have our own sound system we may do it at Steel Valley Corps.

The next picture is us during the show. Kiddo is to the left then me as the Brigadier. Leeddo is in the back and Lucy Dolittle is in front of him.

This is the scene when we are planning to shoot the ship's chef with a bazooka. It does not really have to do with preaching the word of God. Still we have to shoot the Chef so that we can do the sermon. If you the see the show it is the only thing that can be done. When you just come out and say that someone gets shot with a bazooka it does not sound right.

I have been having a hard time find the time to post to the old blog. It takes me a good while to edit what I am typing so that it is not complete drivel.

Perhapse I will go back to making video posts like I did after tha hand surgery. Be safe out there and keep your stick on the ice.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Apprentice Bags - 230 Pages - Cat Stuff


Once again more evidence more evidence that the newest and best cameras can have fuzzy pictures taken by me. This week we have started making bag for our Apprentice clowns. They need to be able to get their pumps, notebooks and balls back and forth from out meetings.

Some may have seen my spiffy apparatus bag that does this for my juggling kit. Since they don't have to tote clubs around they need a smaller bag.

Spread out on the Corps Air Hocky table are the cut out peices for the bags. It is basically like a regular tote bag with an extra pocket for the pump. For some reason the pumps frequently get broken if they are carried around loose in a bag. So they get their own pcoket panzies.

Here is Walt after a meeting iorn the hem on one of the bag. He did a great deal of work sewing the bags together. These bags were his first real sewing project on the machine. Please make you own biker Martha Stewart joke.

We did not have the canvas webbing for the straps. We will get to that latter. All together we are going to make ten bags. We will also be making two larger bags that are between the apparatus bags and apprentice bags.

These bags will be used by the Brigade's Chaplain and Music Sergeant. They are not jugglers so they don't need the thing with all the pockets. They just need to be able to take some note books and a Bible around with them.

By the way if you are keeping track the bags are in Salvation Army Colors. We are going to stick the Brigade Logo on it as well. Perhapse we will put the person's name on it or something like that. You never can tell. I am sure it will be something useful and helful. Or maybe we will stick with pointless and useless.

By the way here are a couple random pictures of kittens. To the left it Lydia. She was sleeping until I bothered her. Well what can you do. Cat don't pick their owners they are inflicted upon them.

The other cat pictue is Jamie on a bus. She is investigating a small child that wanted to know what was in the cage. Well you know what curiosity gets you.

Oh the book is over 220 typed pages. There are only seven or eight chapters that need to be put in at this point. That mean that someone is going to have to edit it. I will take the first crack at it. Then we will see what happens next. I have had a couple victems, I mean volunteers to do that. I feel sorry for them. So I would like everyone to say a prayer for those that have to try and figure out what I am saying. Maybe they will tell me what I mean.

Be safe out there and keep your stick on the ice.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

New Cadets & Football Knitting

We had a couple new Cadets at the Clown Brigade this week. On top is Max and bellow are Lydia and Jamie.

Being that we are going to begin working on Humor Therapy we want to have some therapy animals. In my opinion the best critters for this are cats. They are small and usually freindly. They can be trained to walk on a leash and are small enough to pick up if needed. What more is there to want in a critter you are going to take around with you.

The first step in their training will be to get them used to strangers. So for the purposes of what we are doing we are using our practices and youth programs at the Crops. This gives us the oportunity to get the cats exposure they would not get at home.

They also have to be harness trained so they get used to walking around on a leash. This will be very useful in the tight quarters of a nursing home or hospital.

We are still looking at making plans for having the monday knitting at Doubleday's so that people can watch the football game. I will keep your posted when we have more details

Be safe out there and keep your stick on the ice.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Monday Night Knitting

Long time ready of the blog will know that I am not much of a foot ball fan. I suppose I don't realy see the point. Baseball is one thing and soccer is another. But foot ball is just plain pointless. That said I am apparently the only one at my knitting group that feels that way. Even my wife likes foot. This in itself is disturbing in so many way but I digress.

One of the drawbacks of where we have our knitting group on Carson street is that most of the food in the area is fairly upscale. So grabbing a burger and taking it to the group is hard to do if you are walking around. Well after the group we were walking down Carson street because we had time before the movie we wanted to see. So we came across a restaurant called Doubleday. I least I think that is what it is called my memory for these things is sometimes shoty

By the way my wife just confirmed that it is named for Abner Doubleday. Anyway they had large televisions and very good food at reasonable prices. My wife though that we should have the monday knitting group. I know I probably don't even have to ask the people in the group if they want to do this. We did talk to the manager and he liked the idea. So the planning for this thing should fairly simple.

I will keep you posted. Be safe out there and keep your stick on the ice.



Very Busy

I have been so busy with the restart of youth programs and the book I have not been able to blog. I should get back into the swing of things soon.

At the moment I am trying to manage and lexicon thing that I use for the books. It is in Microsoft publisher and is horribly unwieldy. It is a huge pain in the neck./. I am looking for a program that you can enter information into and it arranges it like you would find in an ecyclopedia. If anyone knows of a good program it would be helpful.

Well be safe out there and keep your stick on the ice. And I have no idea why you all needed to know this.

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Random Cat Stuff

I have been uber busy on the book. I am not happy with it the way it is so I have to change everything. WE have finally named the cat that we have yet to give away. My wife named her Jamie because she missed Jamie that had to move back home to Philadelphia.

I don't know how she would feel about being named after a cat. Perhaps this is not the best forum to discuss it. Well anyway here is a random vid of the cats playing


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Monday, September 01, 2008

A Prayer Request

It is not often that you are carrying someones leg around. Last night I was schlepping someone's leg around Mercy Hospital. Any way I just thought I would paint a picture of a scene you don't see that often.

Anyway one of our church member who only had one leg, is in the hospital. He is a stuborn sort that does not like to see the doctor. Anyway he has an infection in the other leg that the doctors say would have killed him this week. His wife forced him to go to the hospital and now he should be fine. Still, he is cantankerous not a very good patient. His wife is very worried about him.

The bottom line is there is prayer here needed on multiple levels for a couple of people.
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