Charles Brown

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PS:91 – Nearly Done

This has been the most stressful month on record. Something has to change.

Nearly done with taxes, just have to plug everything in, and pray that it all pans out. Just so tired of finances, really why can’t we just all owe X dollars for X Earned. I’m so good with that!

My body has nearly had it though with all this stress, so going to bed, waking up early, hoping Lilly sleeps in then digging into the final stretch, making out 2 checks for the state LLC filing and LLC  min tax, then I want to do a few hours of tickets then maybe a movie! Something. I need a break.

 

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: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: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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