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  • Writer's pictureDiane Rose-Solomon

Diane's Diary #23: Stamina, Flexibility and Gratitude

Note: This is Excerpt #23 in Diane’s Diary. If you would like to read previous excerpts, you can find Diane’s Diary 1-22 here.


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This blog post- Diane’s Diary #23- is a continuation from Diane’s Diary #22 when we were interviewing Kaitlyn’s neurologist. We had just finished filming at his office, and it was time to pack up.

Not only does a film crew need to have creative and technical abilities, but the physical demands are also enormous. Carrying and then unloading the equipment. Setting it all up. Standing on your feet for hours. Capturing the shots, the sound, and then when the director is satisfied, dismantling all of the equipment, loading it back into sturdy cases, piling it onto the hand cart, and then pushing it back to the truck.

I did offer to help carry stuff, but the crew was kind and handled all of that. We were done earlier than originally scheduled. I checked to see if the restaurant we had planned to have lunch at would be open by 11, and it was NOT. So, I checked the restaurant where we were scheduled for the following day and it was opening at 11. We switched our plans and headed over. We had a leisurely lunch since we hadn’t originally planned to be at Erin and Kaitlyn's house until 2.

Earlier in the day, I had told Erin that we would probably get there closer to 1:30 and would text when we were on our way. Before I could text her that we were running super early she texted me to let me know she had been called into work to handle something, but she would be home by 2:30.

I asked her if someone might be home before 2:30 so we could start unloading gear (now that I knew how long THAT would take). Yes! Her husband, Darren, was able to be home to meet us. Thank you, Darren!

We were greeted by Darren and their dog, Miles, and kitty, Newt.

It turned out that Erin and Kaitlyn got home just a few minutes after we got there, and we started setting up. Yep, this took a while too.

In the next blog post we will finally meet Kaitlyn and Erin when we begin to interview them and learn about what life is like now.


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