Friday, April 07, 2006

The Waters Rise...

It was a normal sunday morning at Sunridge Community Church, the constant sound of electric guitars and drums, and the smell of the highly chlorinated water filling the baptismal filled the sanctuary. All was well until...

Three-quarters of the way through practice and it appeared that one of our sound men had finally cracked under the pressure. He was screaming "shut it all off!', and waving his arms around widely while running across the sanctuary towards the door. After about 3o seconds of his screaming the music went silent and we finally saw the water rushing towards us. The Baptismal was overflowing.

For those of you who know anything about electronics and water you know that they do not mix well and this situation is potentially disastrous. Well, at this point everyone is running around trying to unplug chords and microphones as the bass player is frantically trying to save his gear from the flood. I took this as the perfect time to run through the hallways of the church screaming our janitors name, seeing as he is the only one we know knows how to shut the water off.

Eventually, Jim the janitor was found, the water was shut off, and the madness calmed down. The band and the sound team spent the next 20 minutes after the water was shut off squeeging the water back towards the baptismal and using the vacuumy thingy that sucks just about anything out of a carpet. It removed 40 gallons of water from our stage. The baptismal tried to attack once more before the problem was fixed that morning. And all this before 8:30am.

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