Friday, August 1, 2008

My Husband Rocks! Friday

Since I left my poor husband out of the loop last week, I figured I'd do a bang-up job this week on Katy Lin's brainchild, My Husband Rocks! Friday. I want to expound on a topic I brought up in this post a few weeks ago.

I told you about the ministry that he's called to do. He is our sound technician at church. He has a couple of helpers, but he is the main man when it comes to running sound for our worship services. Let me show you what he does on a weekly basis - or at least some of it.
First, let me just say that this just makes me want to get in there and untangle this mess. I'm a little OCD when it comes to detangling things. Got a necklace with a knot in it? PLEASE let me untangle it! Got some yarn that's a tangled mess? I'd LOVE to get in there and pull it free. So this picture just makes me want to unplug everything and put it back neatly. Nobody would be able to hear anything Sunday morning, but at least it'd be pretty. Luckily, my husband has a piece of fabric he covers this up with so no one is the wiser of what lies beneath. Now, here's the crazy thing. HE KNOWS WHAT ALL THESE WIRES DO!

At some point these wires all end up attached, whether through a cord or through the air, to some of this stuff:

These are some of our microphones and beltpacks for our "ears," or inner ear monitors. My husband knows exactly who should get what each week. And even though the band pretty much stays the same from week to week, the Praise Team changes completely every week. He has to know who gets what microphone as well as which ear buds go to whom. As a Praise Team member, I am very grateful that he knows where MY earbuds are and doesn't give me someone else's (for some reason this makes me think of Debbie's post).

See these knobs and buttons? Aren't they cute? Not so bad, are they? Yeah...

And my husband knows what every one of these buttons and knobs does. He usually doesn't have laptops on top of the board, but we are getting a new speaker system and the dudes working on it need the laptops to do whatever it is they do to install a new system.

That would be my husband on the far right. He is "watching and learning" as he told me today. He feels like the guys installing this system are the Steven Spielbergs of the sound industry. He is almost giddy to be working with them.

Here's my man in his happy place. When he's here on Sunday morning it's usually dark and loud (not too loud...he keeps it at an average of 90 dB "A" scale...not that I know what that means). I'll try to get a picture Sunday morning since I'm not on P.T. this week. Only that means I can't sing during the music. He doesn't let me stay up there beside him if I sing. It makes him not hear things properly, so he makes me sit in the pew in front of the sound booth until after the music portion of the worship service is over. Meanie. But I get over it pretty quickly.

My man rocks because he lets our Worship Team rock! Without him, it wouldn't be nearly as fun being a part of the Worship Team. Oh, I'd still do it, because it's what I'm called to, but it means so much more to me sharing the experience with him.

10 comments:

Katy Lin :) said...

wow! that's incredible! i have always been in awe of people who can do this (i have the same ocd over the cables, too!) he totally rocks!

congrats on your giveaway win! :)

Susie Harris said...

Your hunny does rock! You are blessed.... that is my favorite part of church service... The worship! I love to sing my little heart out but I am not that great. Thats where our sound man steps in ...He keeps it nice and loud so they dont hear me...Smiles... Susie

Strawberry Blonde said...

That SO rocks! The guy who runs our sound is not so good. Some say that he has low frequency hearing loss. That just doesn't work for a sound man. Unfortunately, the sounds changes all the time week to week and service to service. It is never the same.

Our church building is almost three years old, and when the sound engineers were there installing the equipment, Scott was there oogling over all the pretty knobs.

It's tough to find a great sound guy. Tell Hubby man that I think he totally rocks!! -- Brandi

Rachel's Journal Pages said...

WOW - it looks like a recording studio there! How does anyone know what each knob does??!! He must also have very sensitive ears for pitch and such to know what knob to turn what way for what person.... it must go on forever!

I too would want to untangle all those cords - great idea to cover them with a cloth - probably keeps little kids fingers out too.

Kat said...

I don't know why, but I keep want to sing the song from Disney's new "Oh I hope it's a big as High School Musical" Movie, Camp Rocks. I've not seen the movie but just the promos. Anyway, that keeps running through my head with this post! Gee, thanks ;)

Darlene said...

Wow...I don't know how anyone knows what to do with all those knobs and wires. I bet y'all have a wonderful worship service with all that equipment...I would love it!! Man, your hubby does rock!!

Missy @ It's Almost Naptime said...

I LOVE the name of you blog. I have never heard that about a caterpillar having the same DNA as a butterfly - wow. That's one of those things you hear that you know you are going to refer back to again and again for the next 50 years or so....

what a blessing. Thanks.

Genny said...

Good for him! How great.

Jen - Balancing beauty and bedlam said...

Too funny.....your honey does rock. What would we do without our sound men?

Lishak said...

Wow...what a complex job! Your hubby rocks to be able to figure all that out!