Well now everyone, that was just waaaaaay to much fun! Can you believe that I had John Schneider and Roma Downey in my house? Try to imagine, John Schneider serenading me on my very own guitar today in my very own house?! Is that just CRAZY or what?! But, I'm getting a little ahead of myself. I should set the stage for you, help you understand the context of this little interlude. Here it goes.....
The Hallmark movie of the month that was being filmed at my place is about a woman who dies just before her daughter is about to get married. John Schneider is the girl's long absent father, who returns to town for the funeral and the wedding. He wants to try build a relationship with his daughter after all that lost time. He comes riding into town in his pickup and camper, which I forgot to take a picture of. Sorry about that. Instead, I've got a picture of the front of my house which was, according to the sign, the house of Roma Downey (Laura), town lawyer and sister to the deceased.
Would you just LOOK at all the people outside in my front yard?! The film is supposed to be set in the summer so they were dressing things up to look flowery but I find all the winter parka's and the toques (do you say toque in America? Up here in Canada, we all know what that means.....a knitted cap......a toque) make this summer season look just a little frigid!
I bet you're thinking that I took these photos. Maybe you're even thinking "Wow, that girl sure knows how to take a paparazzi shot!". Actually, Plumber Boy is a BIG fan of John Schneider and he came over to take some photos for me. Plumber Boy, all us ladies would like to thank you for taking this picture for us. You've got a very nice telephoto lens :)
Do you see how beautiful the weather got today? We ended up having the only sunny day in the last couple of weeks and that just made the house look wonderful on film. The sun was just bursting in through the windows. But we shouldn't dally outside because John and Roma are having coffee.......lets go inside and check it out.
Once the scene has been rehearsed, all the crew piles back into my kitchen to discuss the logistics of the shot. I wish I could tell you what all these people did but I just don't remember. But, I promise you, as soon as the director said "CUT!" everyone was moving around, doing something before they could film the next scene.
But I stood right behind the director, to make sure that there wasn't too much smoke in the shot and it looked just wonderful. Good thing I was there to keep things on track! Next time I burn the bacon I'm gonna tell everyone that I'm just trying to set the moooooood :)