PS:74 – …

My life seems like it’s at that point where it’s a pause. That three dot lead into what’s next… But what is it?

I honestly don’t know. I’ve had an insane month of March. Oh heck, let’s be honest even more so – I’ve had a hard couple of years in general. I’m behind in projects for my business as I take care of business for others, I just want to take a nap over that of sit in front of a camera, or write an article, or even play a video game. I want to rest.

But I press on. I move forward into the day-to-day hours of handling tickets, server issues, customer questions, emails, calls, etc. I have a server migration on Saturday for a large local client, of which leaves few margins for error/failure. So no stress at all right?

I’m tired. I’m ready for a nap. I want a day off where I can just go outside while it’s still cooler temps outside, and enjoy the outdoors before it goldens up and we are dry again. A guy can dream. For now, I wrap up work in front of me, then start the journey of Lilly going to bed.

PS:73 – LegalZoom… Oi.

While I am hoping for a good outcome, let’s just say that LegalZoom has truly at the moment removed itself from my “Companies I recommend”.  I have been considering doing the research on converting “Church Hosting” from FlockHosting into a full-fledged Non-Profit, and was going to use them for the steps forward to become a Non-Profit, but with this latest hiccup in my LLC set up with them, I’m honestly thinking elsewhere.

Since I am still a tad hot under the collar I’m going to avoid writing, going to give them a chance to explain things and see if it helps, but if not – honestly just going to shut down services with them I think.

PS:72 – Big Migration This Weekend

This weekend I have a BIG migration in which I will actually have my hands on a server. Physical hardware. Should make for a little bit different situation than usual where I do the migration from my desk chair 🙂

More soon. Too much going on.

PS:70 – Health, 3D Printer or Drobo

The last few days I just hit rock bottom. Fried. Today has been a massive day of rest. Just doing nothing at all, Nada. Sleep has been the big thing, but sadly with my body just beyond exhausted I’ve done a lot of sleep. I could use a lot more as I feel like I’ve run a mile in quicksand. I am worn out, every joint hurts; body is swollen too. Took something for a headache and pain, hoping to return to sleep again soon.

Which leaves time to do research. I’ve been trying to increase my storage around here, over the years I’ve had some drives for storage, most ran non-stop and have since given up the ghost. A majority of things live online, my photo archive for one syncs up for my phones -> Dropbox & Google – however, my DSLR and Drone Footage both live in Photos on my Mac – so my next logical step is the Drobo. I’ve considered one over the years, but now the cost isn’t too shabby. Easily even using some spare drives I have could have 4-5TB of storage that’s RAID worthy.

Now on the other side of the coin, lately, I have my creative bug going. The Drone is great for the photography / outdoors fun, but creating is still on my docket. Thus, the desire of a 3D printer has led me to a few options under $500 which if I saved up, or splurged after taxes, would allow me to scratch the creative bug, and maybe to make some money in the process. Some great communities online and YouTube channels which have provided a slew of information – very nice stuff.

So that’s where I’m at, 3D Printing = Fun, Relaxing, a touch of profit, or productivity with more storage for archived videos and such on the Drobo side. Honestly? Leaning towards fun. Just haven’t had enough of that in the past month, insanely exhausted or maybe I’ll just forget both of them and get Lilly a Pony 🙂

Hope you all had a great Easter, be blessed. Till tomorrow!

PS:69 – Done.

Honestly, I’m just done. Cooked. Baked. Deep Fried. I’m done. I need a break. No stress. No fights uphill. No tough talk. Something for once to be easy after a month of hell, and yet what comes this week? Some LLC docs to be filed with the state, and start and finish taxes before the 18th (I think it’s an 18th year not 15th).

I have a pile of things to do still, just amazing how I took one ticket queue down from 25 -> 10 (it was at six at one point, but more added). I have done a lot this weekend, and more is coming it is like no matter how I slice it I can’t find a break. Wanted a nap today, but got 3 hours of sleep, and have been up since. Hoping to get these muscle spasms and tightness loosened up soon and get some sleep.

Hope everyone has a blessed Easter. I am going to recognize it as a day of rest I think.

PS:68 – One Eye Open

That’s really all I have. Tonight is some migration work, may take up to 8 hours, hoping for less. Have a customer talking to me on Facebook, his church site got hacked, and we have been nursing it along till he can do something new. Asking if I’ll be around to help.

This weekend I really really really really really really REALLY hope to get some rest. For now – forward onto battle. Have a happy easter folks!

PS:67 – The Day that was not…

Today was pretty much shot. Too many things pulled me out of what I was supposed to be doing. Including eating. That I need to do, and yet it’s late, kid is sleeping, and I hate the internet because to make it work I am routing through my VPN to avoid bad routes from the local ISP.

To be brief…. Work I go.

PS:66 – OnHub

So a while back Google, who likes to have their hand in many areas, and I’m a big supporter of that decided that “OnHub” their dive into routers was a good idea.

Well, I got one on sale, and figured I’d give this learning “easy” wifi router a try – and so far? Mixed. My office has mixed results when it comes to wifi. Several walls, the modem, is on the other side of the house – not ideal. The previous fix was Airport Extreme -> Wifi Extender -> Line of Sight to the office. Not great. But workable.

So my latest attempt has been to try a powerline adapter sounds like a solid plan at least – and for the most part it seems to work. “Seems”

I’ve contacted Google about it previously, but results were insanely mixed, tech ran me through some options, really fast email responses, but since it wasn’t going too hot, I went back to the more workable option with the extender.

Well, today my powerline adapters came in, and results are promising. I have it in the office directly, and the powerline is showing anywhere from 9-15Mbps. Not great considering the line can get a lot more (100Mbps at one point if I remember correctly) but seems like maybe the provider is having issues because even tests elsewhere are topping out.

But performance has been solid, less buffering for sure – which is nice when trying to wind down with Lilly. Trying to get back on track with sleep, and even if she’s not tired we are in bed and laying down, so the occasional Hulu watching is required 🙂

All in all, I’m still on the fence. Hopefully, the provider irons out in the AM, and tomorrow work is smoother more and more as I will hopefully have a more stable connection.

Work is getting caught up, wish I could say the stress is going down, but today I accomplished a TON, and tomorrow, I hope I can accomplish a ton more and who knows – maybe this weekend get some drone time! (or a nap – I’m not picky!)

PS:65 – What to say…

What do I say at 65 posts in? I have a lot going on in the personal side of things, but just not the time to say anything. Work? Same as yesterday. Projects? I need a kick in the pants. Sleep? Apparently per the teller at my bank, 2-day nap is called a comma.

Today was a rough day, and I knew this week would be hard, but hard now in more ways that one.

I have 3 things I was supposed to get done, before going to bed. I’m thinking that may just be a lost cause. I’ll get things to folks in the AM is my plan, get to bed before 1am, then up no later than 945am – should make for a complete day tomorrow. Lots to do. Little time. I’m super tired so sleep vs. poorly done projects is the plan.

Prayers for me, but too for a Sister in Law’s fam as they lost a member recently, and my friend for his fam as his dad had some cancer found 🙁 Rough times around, prayers appreciated all around!