Not much happening as of late. Spent alot of time helping Elaine in taking care of Mom over the last few months. We are ALL very blessed that she was able to have the time to live with and take care of Mom 24/7 for several months. None of Mom’s “boys” could do that like Elaine did. Mom is doing very well and is getting great doctor reports.
Also, I’ve had a broken down mini van in my drive for months. I was keeping it to use for parts when I bought another, however, it just happened to start and run a couple weeks ago when I was checking the physical condition of the motor, so I have begun to replace head gaskets, which has turned into more that just head gaskets. Why not replace a few other things while it’s stripped down? Timing chain/gears, water pump, head reconditioning, plugs (they were original with 250K), coils, Serpentine belt, clean the fuel injectors, all new gaskets and more… very time consuming since the weather can’t stay warm/dry.
Meanwhile, I purchased a very cheap junker truck back in December to have to drive until I could replace the van. Getting all the paperwork from the young man in Indiana took nearly 3 months! The tags were expired IN tags or I would have been driving it anyway. Now that I finally have it on the road, I discover it’s getting 11 mpg. More motivation to get the van running again!
Lost a hard drive to age, but didn’t lose any info thanks to backup drive! New 1TB installed. Soon I’ll have to upgrade to Windows 7 which means a fresh install and losing all of my video editing presets…. However, with the installation, I’ll probably move to a solid state system drive, upgrade my processor to a quad core and go with 16GB of DRAM.
This week I finished up another video project for KASA introducing KY School Administrators to connect.kasa.org. An online community for all of KY Admins across the state. The project included a presentation video and a looping video to be used at trade shows. This was a little different as I worked with their marketing consultant on this one. Everyone was satisfied with the results. www.upstairsroom.com/KASA/connect and www.upstairsroom.com/KASA/connectloop
KASA Fred videos again this year starting soon.
I also just finished up an iOS/Android app for C & H employee use. I started this back in October but waited until January to get serious on it. While it was done with an online design website, it was still taxing and I learned much about Apple and their iTunes store and Developer accounts! The app kept getting rejected because it was for “employees only”. There are other ways of distributing the app to employees, but all are very detailed and the online design package was giving me fits doing it this way. Plus it required yet ANOTHER type of Apple Developer license. So after 3 months, I finally figured out that I can make the app generic with public content, then after approval, edit it to allow for employee specific info. This also allow me to password protect it for my specific employee users. So, since the app is password protected, you can’t really see how it works… but here’s the iTunes page for it. www.chavs.net/app
I did some more work for a friend in Virginia in closing out a webpage because of a necessary business name change. New site, same design. www.911CASPER.com
Looking for more local small businesses that need website work. Have one possibility, but have not made a decision yet.