I’m tired and I haven’t really felt like writing so far this week (but it’s only Tuesday, so hang in there).
Here’s a photo:
These are hydropars that we’d placed in the pool to light the beautiful exterior shot that turned out to be not so beautiful because it pissed rain all night the night they were supposed to shoot it.
After spending most of the rig sweltering and thinking how nice it would be to jump in the pool and cool off, I got a chance today when I had to retrieve the three shot bags (the blue things in the photo – they keep the lamps from moving around) we’d left in the deep end.
Of course, I went in with just the swimsuit I wear when I lap swim, and what I’d forgotten is that without a weight belt, it’s damn near impossible to get to the bottom of the pool (in this case, about 7 feet).
The suggestion was made that I should just dive in and use the momentum to get to the bottom, but that water was really cold and whenever I got my head underwater, I kept doing that gasp-y thing that you do when you’re really cold.
Not a good thing when your head’s under water.
So, I ended up floating in the water, trying to guide the hook my co-worker was throwing to try to catch the handle of the shot bags.
I’d like to thank my co-workers for not laughing at me where I could hear it.
We’re back at the stage tomorrow.
I’m off to bed – I have a 6 am call tomorrow.