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Good example of why I can’t make Friday meetings: I’m getting more heavily involved with broadcasting local high school sports, especially off-island, i.e., away games. We have quite a few sponsors we MUST take care of.
All football and many basketball games (except some league playoffs) are Fridays, and ‘away’ games for us means dealing with ferry schedules. Because this is a group of smallish islands in the North Puget Sound, the ferry schedule is irregular, i.e., nothing at all like every hour … part of the price we pay for living in this beautiful place.
Most often, we leave with the teams. Right now, the ferry we usually take is 11:05 departure. Expenses are already high so I’m not willing to pay the extra price for onboard WiFi, and I will lose my own Clearwire signal for awhile, and also often lose it enroute to the rural schools we play. We often don’t get back until the last ferry. So trying to attend a meeting under those circumstances just isn’t practical.
Of course, the rest of the time is spent setting up the system and acquiring/testing the best internet signal we can get, all before the pregame show starts (15 minutes early) where we introduce all our sponsors and sometimes a guest to go through the expectations for the game(s). Then after the postgame show we have to pack up shop and make a run for the ferry which departs at 8:25pm gets back here at about 10:00.
So there is a typical synopsis of my Fridays when we go off-island. Now we have some home games which we don’t broadcast, and a Saturday game, so I do have the next 3 Fridays open: Nov 21, Nov 28, Dec 4.
Will those work?