Flowers. And more flowers. And a plant.
I made a quick stop yesterday at Trader Joe’s for more flowers. These will be the last of my away-from-home bouquets, as I’m only here for another 8 days or so. I arrived in a rainy Hartford. As I walked home from the dress rehearsal last night, my umbrella proved slightly inadequate for the rain that was teeming down. I was doing my best to protect my notes and my book and my phone, so I figured wet sneakers and jeans were an acceptable part of the collateral damage.
This is the transition from daytime rehearsals to night duty and I always have a bit of trouble adjusting. It will take a few days. I’m up much later than normal. And I’m missing Rachel! (Yes, I know she repeats at midnight, but I need to be getting sleepy at that point and that might not be the best show to watch in order to accomplish that.)
The show looks great. It starts preview performances tonight. There are still things to iron out and tweak and that’s what previews are for. During this time period, rehearsals go on in the afternoon with performances at night.
As I made dinner on the electric stove in this apartment – a stove that is wildly irregular in terms of temperature settings – I said a little thank you for Stella and told her I missed her. I can’t wait until I’m home for good and Stella and I can have some quality time together.
Don leaves on Sunday for NYC. I will be home later that evening after I watch the afternoon preview. I’m sure I’ll be mowing the lawn on my day off (we will have had a lot of rain) and attending to a few other things, and then I’ll head back on Tuesday for three more days. Since I have a small coaching job starting the Monday after opening, I might skip the actual opening night and head home on Friday. I have a lot to do prep-wise.
Wildfires, hurricanes; so much devastation. And all of it is frightening and very dangerous. Stay safe. Evacuate if necessary. Nothing is worth your life.