Well, that was a bit of an unpleasant end to an otherwise lovely (more or less) day. At 6pm, we were out in the field covering a story in Mt. Vernon and had to send our video back through an editing system. We should have had plenty of time to make this happen, but ran into an issue that set us back. So, instead of being the first story to air, we had to be moved down a little bit. It is not an ideal situation, but the hope is that everything went smoothly enough that viewers wouldn't know what went wrong! :)
To keep myself from being stressed and angry on the ride home from Mt. Vernon (which is what we're doing now, I'm typing in the passenger seat of the live truck), I'm instead going to focus on the positives of the day.
First, it stopped raining before we really had to spend time outside. HUGE plus. Secondly, I was able to work with a photographer today. That especially came in handy as we were knocking on doors in a mobile home community while following up on an armed robbery. I've said it once, I've said it a thousand times: knocking on doors is not all that enjoyable. Having someone with you makes it better. :)
Perhaps the best part of the day, though, was lunch! We were able to actually sit down and eat a real lunch at one of my favorite places (definitely my favorite in Mt. Vernon), Hawg 'n Sauce. My baked potato with bacon and pulled pork was glorious!!! Even got a hot pink souvenir t-shirt to take home... and trust me, I will wear it!
It's a good thing I was able to get such great fuel, because today is going to turn into a pretty long one. I was in early to cover a meeting at 8am (which, as it turns out, didn't even end up being anything we put on the news today), and I'll undoubtedly be at work past 7pm. That's because when we get back, I still need to write an additional story for the 10pm news!
Alright, well, that's all for now. It's never fun to have producers upset with you, which is likely what we will be dealing with when we arrive back at the station. But, at the end of the day, it's just TV. Tomorrow I'll be back at it again.
Hope you're all well, thanks for checking in...
Until next time,
P.S. Tomorrow I'll have to tell you about my visits to Plaza & Mt. Vernon Jr. HS yesterday! It was a good day!! :)
P.P.S. True story, we just had a guy pull up next to us on 62 on our way back to the station holding up a piece of paper with a phone number on it and asking us to call him. Photographer Andy did, I was a little weirded out! He was asking about another story we'd heard about earlier this week. A strange way of talking to us, but hey, I guess it worked. Ha!
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