It was a fantastic day.
I got to spend time at The Park with two wonderful volunteers, Charlotte and Mary Lou. Charlotte introduced me to the other two steamless engines from NCR (National Cash Register). Carillon Historical Park has the original Rubicon engine in the 1913 Dayton Flood exhibit. There were two other engines, South Park and Dayton. I love the new information.
We had guests from Missouri, Nevada, Wisconsin, Alabama, Florida, Virginia, North Carolina, and Kansas visiting The Park. Such incredible folks to meet.
Many of the students are working on their fall musicals or prepping auditions for their fall musicals. Several students in a Cappella ensembles are getting ready for solo auditions and others are working diligently on technique and making great progress. The students in the western states who have their lessons via Zoom work extra hard since they’re not physically in the studio and I am proud of their efforts.
The day felt off on every count. I battled a sinus headache most of the day and brought up my room humidifiers when I returned home from The Park. By 7:00 PM we were seeing some brief rain showers, so I am sure that’s why my body and sinuses felt miserable. The day alternated between bright blue skies with large white clouds and then dark grey skies. It has a very fall-like feel in the air and it tends to bring me down a bit. I managed to squeeze in a nap before teaching which took off some of the edge.
It’s moving in at midnight and I am bushed. Time for sleep and snuggles from Bailey and Harrigan.
Photos of Chief and Erma.