Although long days are normal for me, there’s a huge difference between a 12 hour shooting day and a 12 hour rigging day.
On the shooting crew, there are times where one isn’t doing anything and can sit and rest (or go to crafty, or read the paper, etc…). On a rigging crew, there’s no rest except when one is on one of three designated breaks throughout the day ( coffee, lunch, and afternoon) or when one can sneak off to the restroom.
Since we’re working 6 am to 6 pm on a lot that’s all the way across town (no, really) from my place, and I’ve got a commute on either side (about 40 minutes in the morning and an hour at night), I get up (at about 4:45), go to work, come home, shower and go to bed.
No time for much else, although last night I did sacrifice some precious sleep time to go stand in line at my polling place and vote.
I’m off to bed.