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PS:281 – My daughter is amazing!

This little girl has an amazing heart. I know she’s 2, but leave me alone I’m going to love her my entire life without a doubt. She knew I was tired and when I put her down for a nap today, she looked at me at patted on bed saying “dada” – I had planned to work on a few things that need doing, but she knew I was tired.

Fast forward to bedtime, started to work, and she did it again with a BIG grin however this time “dada nap” well with an offer like that – how can I say no to that? Good night.

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PS:280 – Day of Rest

Got a good chunk of sleep today, sadly I feel like I could use some more, but this week will start with a busy schedule – starts in around 6 hours give or take, granting I can get back to sleep after all the sleep, I’m sure the extra rest will help greatly.

This week I’ve got a meeting in person, a few I think on the phone (if I recall correctly) and a slew of server work which at this point is getting smoother and smoother as I go along and come Friday, some big changes start to roll into motion, which leading into a weekend will be a bit exhausting I’m sure.

For now, laying down and resting. Praying it works so I can get some sleep before an early AM wake up.

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PS:279 – Might be Sick.

This coming week is huge. Big. Change. I didn’t want to start it off exhausted and feeling sick, but that may be the case. Busy week ahead, a meeting for sure, a lot of work to do as well server wise, prepping a lot of systems for upcoming upgrades so everything is tip-top-shape come launch, and too continuing tests to ensure the migration to EasyApache4 will go smoothly as now they’re telling me at the EasyApache3 screen they’re phasing it out. So got to be ready (this blog may have some issue, as my test area, is this server which houses only my projects).

I’m going to try and sleep. I think I’m even going to shut off this computer for once, and that in itself is a rarity. Lots to come.

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PS:278 – A week of busy ahead!

This past week has been a tad exhausting. I’m just tired and then to top it off, I’m on again tonight, and someone (her names rhymes with Silly) has been not feeling sleep. She had a power nap earlier, and she’s’ still up at the moment, I’ve staged a LOT of things for her sleep very soon, but this week leads up a lot of busy busy busy busy, and a lot of change change change change – by Friday I’m sure I’ll be ready to just curl up and be done (well for at least 8-10 hours) then it’s a BUSY Saturday.

Tomorrow is busy, too – hoping my schedule sticks tonight with little/no issues in things because have to be up long before noon, and sadly this week has been not that way, so going to be rough, then there may be a trip to Calm for Lilly to have some fun with their Boo @ The Zoo! May do it Sunday but thinking Saturday, plus a meteor shower, so much to do, so little time.

For now, doing some server clean-up and tune-up prepping for an upgrade or two that’s coming. Night all.

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PS:277 – Ugh

The downside to running your own business, is you deal with everything. You find that fine line of work in doing a little extra to help a customer and try your hardest to not fall into that deep pit of help for free, forever.

You give an inch you do end up doing EVERYTHING for someone. Seems to be the story of my life.

I have a number of customers who I give everything for, and the response to help? Is quite simply “bend over and pick that up for me, then wax my car, then take my wife grocery shopping” etc. I have a few that I’ve started being slowly more and more strict with, standing my ground and in the cast of an email 5 minutes ago, I just lost ~$1,400. Yup. The client was upset, wanted a meeting to discuss his website, to discuss how I’m not listening, and yet he thinks the small project website he has should be treated like the $10,000+ his competitors have invested into theirs, for 1/2000’th of the cost.

For months I’d helped keep his site doing well in SEO, at one point I even had him #1, then he never wanted to pay, I’d offer some help here and there, but when you see a customer spending $500-$1000 on advertising on social media and google, yet a bill for 3 months of time, countless hours and adding code that was never meant to do what he now wants to do, oi. I simply told him tonight that I don’t have the time further on the budget for this site to sit down and explain to him that what he AGREED to and what he was DEMANDING can’t happen. He doesn’t want to pay more, he thinks he spent a fortune to do this, yet I am looking at his competitor’s sites they spent again $10,000+ easily and probably pay monthly for social engagement & SEO fine-tuning.

I am done trying to help friends because let’s be honest with an attitude that I won’t bend over backwards to juggle my daughter, my family time, and my even time to relax to get 10PM texts, calls, and emails basically telling me that I’m an idiot because he had dinner with friends and showed them how it didn’t work, not sure how I’m supposed to think in that, that I am in any way shape or form a friend. I never got invited to dinner. LOL

I need to wind down, already got Lilly to sleep, who knows I offered one last “30 minute meeting” then I got notice I was removed from his Facebook page as an admin, sadly that simply broke his website lol so much for trying to be the nice guy, guess thats why they say “nice guys always finish last”. Life goes on I guess.