It’s Sunday night. Eh, check that: it’s a little after 1am on Monday morning. Frankly, I’m tired.
One of my friends Tweeted me today. She said, “I’ll bet you are living on 6 hours of sleep and loving it.” She couldn’t be more correct. Last year at Sun ‘n Fun I learned early on that I sleep like a baby at night after a long day here. I suspect that I’ll be fast asleep before this laptop shuts itself off after I post this entry.
I arrived at the radio station shortly after seven o’clock this, well, Sunday morning. I certainly have my work cut out for me here. Lots of computers to set up to stream audio to the Internet, editing audio to be aired, and serve up files and Internet connectivity for both. The place is a mess. We will be ready when its time to go on the air at 9am Tuesday, but all of us volunteering at the radio station need to be on our A-game. After struggling with several computers today, I’m a bit further behind than I’d hoped to be.
Today I also drove around the grounds to set up check-in spots for many of the major areas on @Foursquare and @Gowalla. I probably need to do more, but it’s a really good start. I’ll generate a list of those that I have created when I have more brain cells left.
At the end of the day, Dave Shallbetter made the first of probably many toasts that we will have this week. This particular toast was to “friends lost”.
On a side note, thanks to our friends at Skype and the wonderful technology behind webcams, I’ve been able to have several face-to-face chats with my family back home. There just isn’t a much better way to stay in touch when distance separates.
Tomorrow I plan to report to the station around the same time to get things going. Then I have to take a short flight over to the Piper plant in Vero Beach, take care of some paperwork, and fly back. I hope to be back by 11am, but I have a feeling it’ll be closer to noon. That’s okay, it just means I have to really stay on task to get the rest of my stuff in order for the start of the live broadcast.
And with that, I’m going to his the sack for a few short hours of sleep.
P.S. It may not sound like it, but as expected, I’m having a blast here at Sun ‘n Fun. I hope you are able to make it to KLAL!