Just a normal work day…but my softboxes finally came in! Bad shipping, but the actual boxes are ok so it’s fine. The afternoon was taken up by a long client meeting for an upcoming wedding, and lots of terrible Tampa traffic at rush hour. Now on to some grocery shopping, I want to try the chili recipe sent in!
Today was a brisk morning walk, some thoughts on dealing with photography clients, or any in general I guess! I got more stuff in and just wrapped up a test of a live video!
Today and tomorrow it’s work work work in prep for ‘vacation’ – which is latin for ‘put off work for later’ lol
I did a short walk, ran errands and here’s a good and bad – got KitKat finally. On the plus side – huge performance improvments overall. Minus – they broke the mail app. I’m not the only one with issues so hopefully they patch the damn thing really quick. There is no great mail app for android at the moment – not compared to iOS or a computer at least 🙁
Recovery day! I still did a mile walk early afternoon though. I woke up at 7 and couldn’t sleep any more so I vegged a bit in the morning, finished the little work left from the show and just started catching up on stuff the rest of the day. Many Youtubers are disabling comments due to some extreme and critical problems with the system Google has gone to. I may be forced to do the same to all my channels unless things improve soon.
A REALLY long day and it’s still going, I have an hour of editing left to do tonight to get the party pics up before we can crash! I didn’t have time to blog much but got some cool party stuff for you 🙂 Two days to go…
A back to normal day today, I feel SO much better! I can talk, I can smell, I can taste lol! Just some sniffles left, no big deal. I got more shooting done and wrote most of my presentation for next week. I still have to make the actual slides then do a run through but I think it’ll be perfect. I make a confession on vid and then we headed out for some sushi – can’t go wrong with fish and rice! Oh and Chloe makes a star appearance 🙂
Well I gave the door my best shot. I actually got it chiseled out real nice, that was kinda fun! But, it’s still not a great fit. With the hinges as far in as possible, they are starting to bind on the left side, the frame is now revealing IT’S not straight on the right. So out it all comes, we’ll just do it right and get it complete tomorrow. It was worth a shot anyway! My brush came in and that should be all I need to clean up all the tile. I’ll have to some how do it one handed and man the shop vac with my other since the wife is still really sick and can’t possibly be around any dust like that. No big hurry right now since the shower door parts delayed it once again anyway. Today I did a nice longer ride enjoying the cold snap that’s pushing through and give you guys some of my thoughts on ‘weight-loss’!
I know I sound like a broken record, but, well – not much got done on the bathroom project. He started around 11, left early to go watch football and pretty much just got the shelves put in the closet and the first pass of grout to the shower floor. He won’t be back until Tuesday. I wouldn’t be shocked if this dragged on to almost 4 weeks at this point. At least *I* got some stuff done, picking up the new door and hardware, doing a cigar vid AND a new recipe vid and working on a new website. I’m testing some new video settings, trying to up my quality again from 720p to 1080p. With more and more devices now actually able to display 1080 I figured I would see if I can get a decent editing workflow to accommodate, as there will only be more and more demand in the future. I think I have my end down, it’s just more time spent waiting for the upload but I can’t do much about that without spending big bucks to go to a high cable modem plan. Maybe it’ll be worth it in the future but right now they want an arm and a leg for not that much more upload speed. They seem to think download speed is king, but we don’t even use most of what we have available now. It’s upload that I need to work! Unfortunately FIOS never got finished in this neighborhood and the few that did try it switched right back, it sucks.
I’ll admit, roofer #5 has me confused lol! Yesterday after he left without saying anything, I left him a voicemail saying hey where’d you do, and let’s start the bathroom! Figuring it was a good test. When I didn’t hear back, I thought ok, he was pissed, time to find another guy. Well this afternoon he just called back, saying his phone broke and he just got a new one…my BS meter is going off, but ok, whatever…the good news is he says he’ll be here tonight to start, so we’ll see 🙂 I got a real early start again this morning after having to beat down another asshole stealing my work, plus that of several other cigar sites. That concluded about 4am and I was awake and ready go by then so I just stayed up, did some more work, took a ride over to the post office before dawn and got a jump on things. Time for a nap!
A long day, I was on the road from 9am to almost 5 servicing a couple clients and in a meeting for a big commercial gig. Hopefully that works out, I should know in the next couple days but it looks good so far at least. I did a short ride after dinner which was some delicious sushi 🙂 The bagster got picked up while I was away sometime in the morning, I was kinda bummed I couldn’t watch it first hand, it would have been fun. I’m glad I’ve been doing the HLO because 6 months ago there’s no way I could have done the bathroom like I did. I’m totally recovered from it today, so it was just the one day of being a little sore, and like I said that was only because I worked out different muscles. I got a hold of one guy for a estimate on the drywall, he’s going to come early next week to take a look. I’m still trying to get in touch with the last roofer that was over and another contractor. It’s amazing how many people just don’t show up or put up an ad and never do anything else. A couple people that are in the trade warned me about it around here and they weren’t kidding.