PS:319 – Nearly July

Man how time flies! I mean really it flies.

Since I last posted a lot has happened it seems, the big one is 2000+ miles of driving. Bakersfield -> Lake Tahoe -> Oregon -> Washington (dipped our toe in) -> Oregon -> Bakersfield. I might still be a little tired honestly.

I came back to only find myself horribly sick, I think that old joke of “I need a vacation from my vacation!” comes into play here – knocked me flat for sure – bronchitis, pink eye, exhaustion – but I managed to get some rest from the trip it was fun overall, but not looking to do a HUGE drive anytime soon.

Vacations are nice, just one of those “never enough time” type of things, and since I don’t really get a vacation it was some added stress making sure I had data access or at least stable cell service and ate into a 10GB hotspot mode I have – but work continues.

Tonight I took a different jump for things, really wanting to grow the business, and while I found a place that’ll make me some affordable shirts, I have been wanting misc. gear like bags, mugs, hats, phone cases, and one I didn’t think about which was posters, well I did that too:

It’s going to be 17×24! WOOHOO!

Been working also with CRM options, everything I read says “Get one!” and yet, I don’t think I’m there 100% yet, but my live chat provider hooked me up with Beta access to their new CRM-ish features, and must say, looks pretty nice! Plus they are adding video chat and a few other things, so excited there.

Really trying to dial in a lot of things, some side work has picked up, a larger scale project is in the wings, but I think it’s going to be one of more steady dev. vs the big payout after a large programming fest. steady work is nice, but I am really wanting to amp up the hosting fronts and see if I can’t manage a few VPS or Hosting customers here and there and have some more steady income vs. project here or there.

For now, it’s nearly 3 AM, going to wrap it up – thinking of revamping the blog a bit, or really diving into a new URL, TFH is still on my mind, but a lot to do to make it “work” really thinking just dive in, but I need to stabilize a writing day, found Blankpage.io sadly it’s a little buggy for me, seems my sign-up with wonky, but hit or miss if I can write and try to keep to a daily writing trend, but it’s the goal! Hopefully, it’ll iron out soon would be nice to have a good writing tool!

Thanks for reading!

ps. Jake – Saw your mom at Lowes she looks good! Plus I got a hug! 😀

#charlesabrown

PS:49 – Exhausted.

I have honestly just about had it. Today my shoulders locked up and couldn’t even get my arms above my head to take off my shirt. I’ve lived the day on 3 hours of sleep, and pushed myself to get done what I’ve gotten done, and yet still more to do.

I’ve had so much stress lately, I just can’t take it. I’d blog about it to vent, and try to relax a little but sadly that won’t fix anything probably would just make things worse.

Things need to change. I’m tired of the world on my shoulders emotionally, physically, and stressfully. 🙁 Again could use some prayers, hoping for a better day tomorrow, just sadly if this weekend was any real indication as well as the communications I just got, this week will be insanely rough.

PS:23 – Flying.

I’ve always enjoyed a good kite, and after playing with a Syma X11 drone, I even more so wanted to get a DJI Phantom 3 Professional.

Well after reading some reviews, and asking myself “What do I honestly need a 4k video for?” I decided on the standard. I needed some real relaxation as of late, and after some hellish weeks and a generous customer I grabbed one:

Still getting used to the controls, but super relaxing for me! Like the combo of Kite Flying and Photography! Loving it! One last clip, hope to get out and fly more this week/weekend.

I am licensed by the FAA, Have a number for the drone and a card for me, super cool for sure! More videos to come for sure, I want to make little edits with music if possible, but for now just wanted to share some footage!

I end this post though with one of the stills I took:

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