If you’re a long‑time listener or viewer, you know that we have been on the verge of losing our dog Victor for the past few months.
Quite honestly it has been a battle where I have felt like the bad guy because my family has not been able to let go and I have been watching my dog… suffer. And I have stood quietly trying to ask, ‘Please, family, let’s let him go.’ My son and I are going to dig his grave on Friday, and Saturday at noon at our home, we’re going to put him to sleep.
Sunday we decided to do it, and my son, who is 8, took it exceptionally hard on Sunday. I think the reality truly set in, and we as a family cried all Sunday afternoon and all Sunday night. And we were all down on the floor on the kitchen floor sitting right by his spot where he always sits when we eat dinner and read our scripture.
These are some of my personal photos from that time with my family and my best friend, and I wanted to share them with you because Victor has been such an important part of my life and many of you have followed him over the years through the website and the radio show.
Here is something from Man in the Moon. As you will see still hours worth of modeling left yet to do. This is for a part of the story that is important but something that will last only a couple of minutes. You can see why it costs so much to produce.
We are not cutting ANY corners to tell this story. All of us involved feel as though This is an important show for reasons other than a lot of people are coming and we have to give them a “great show”.
Last week, we got video off a cell phone from Ben at the American Dream Labs. What were they doing out there? The team from the Dream Labs has sent in some new video teasing what they were working on for the Man in the Moon.
We’re planning to do some amazing things this summer at The Man in the Moon. Many of you have probably joined us at one of the “Restoring” events, but this is going to be something very different. The storytellers at the American Dream Labs are going to be telling the story of America in a way that has never been done before. It’s a story of struggle and triumph, of good and evil and of simple people finding a better way.
The American Dream Labs team has been hard at work developing new pyrotechnic, visual and audio techniques that will change your family’s Independence Day forever.
As we get closer to the event, I’m going to be sharing some of the behind-the-scenes stories of what the American Dream Labs team in Salt Lake City is developing. Just the other night, the head of our SLC Dream Labs Ben sent over this video of the team working on the very early stages of the robots that will be a big part of the show.
This is how I produce a show from across the country. I trust my partner Ben to find the right people and tools. Today he went to see a man about a plane … Or three. Thursday they go up for a test run to see if they can do what we need them to do during one of the fireworks sections of the Man in the Moon on July 6th. Thought you might enjoy this quick peak behind the scenes.