13 June, 2021 12:26

Driving backl from visiting my bro in dc. We went to a nationals game. Felt great to back at a game. Saw a double new rule in affect. 1. Our game was the sec of a doubleheader, so it was suppose to be 7 innings but no score.. 2. The 8th brought the new extras rule wher you start with a runner on 2nd. (nationals lost)
Summer is already shape up to be exciting summer. Bachelor’s in disability is taking A break other than one project for an organizat.

It’s Getting Exciting!

Returned from Tucson again. In fact this post should have gone out while I was there, but my laptop is an Apple…Apple is a great phone but their computers SUCK (don’tby into thier game… & i say that as a filmmakeer…). anyway, tucson. it’’s (was) the hottest i’ve ever been down here. bike by 7am back by 10. stay inside til after dinner. i’ve tried the lazy afternoon  swim twice NOPE. so  this afternoon (Fri may 7th) is(was) games/tv. However it’s probably something i owe myself…(is not fun)
studio461  is slowly quieting down; though  my grandma is  drumming up stuff here. actually  brought my slide converter this time cause people wanted to barrow it. i still have a backlog since i was so busy  before.
The real news is with my Bachelor’s in Disability project. in March,  we finally agreed on our description (who we are, what we want to do….). I think that big hurtle got us going.. we have a first client that the Board will use as a  sort of  test before we branch out
it also appears that the editing gig I was on last june/july may be happening again.
so, lots of exciting things on the  verge of happening. this is a great trip to just relax beforeit all.

A Database & A Wedding

Hey all. It’s been a bit. I finally have a morning to relax. There’s a ton happening this winter. February was buried in snow. I did not bike besides in Tucson the entire month.

Besides fun in the snow, I decided to tackle a different kind of project… to keep track of my clients, I download a ms Access database template bak in 2012. Getting it to fit Studio461 was hard. It has never been ideal. And over the years I’ve tried to replace it. Talking with friends of friends and pros that want thousands of $s to redo it (sadly, it is a total redo from scratch.
As the first storm came, I had a 65 tape project, aka, a ton of time free while tapes were uploading, I was really trying to find someone to finally redo the database. With the time on my hands, I decided to try to redo it myself. I may have hit some snags as I started with elements that I wanted to change. However not as frustrating as I thought. It turned out to be a lifesaver in February. It was a different type of project that got me excited.
But now that I’m back to smaller projects, have two pcs working now (long ‘fun’ story), able to bike again, and can now see how much more efficient it will make me, I want it done. I hit a snag again this week that I have a friend of a high school teacher looking at. Most of the hard part should be done.

One of my best buddies from high school got marryd in Austin last Saturday (I’ve tested negative). Now would you have been caught dead at a high school friends wedding with your parents??? With the CP that gets tricky. All the people going who are still in town were groomsmen (really Eddie?). I knew someone, whose pretty much a brother and had stayed with me before, in Houston.
For those without CP, air travel can’t be solved as easily as your elderly grandpa. We basically lose what independence we do have. Meaning we need help during the flight too. So, because Eddie left a person off the list (just busting chops), I went down with a groomsmen. The thing about that is having to be there a day early with a 4hr delay in Newark, getting you in at 2am. That flight had it all… All in all, it was a great weekend. Saw a lot of high school friends.

I’m still very busy. And very glad It’s spring

Escaping winter

Anyone who reads my blog knows that there’s one place i go to escape jersey’s cold weather. That’s right. I’m back in Tucson.got here Wednesday leave Monday. (can’t take off too long with all the orders that continue to keep coming)

Thursday we did a 20mi ride. Mind you its flatter herd.probably did11 today. Now just laying by the pool.

Snow Time Calls for Bike Measures

Long time no taik. And it will take that long for mother nature to realize we actually like global-warming this time of year.  NJ is buried under probably 35+” by now; with no end  in sight. I’ve  made a snow cave that is all ice now. Gone sledding that is  now to hard to walk up w/ worrying about twisting an ankle because of where we walked before being solid 5” lower than current depth. I found a solution. But let’s come inside for a break.

Indoors January was slowER. Still had plenty of backlog for February hit and the new orders seemed to pick up. The most exciting thing is that I had some time to dable in remaking my client database and starting from scratch will take a while. But isn’t as difficult as I thought. An activity that will speed up production eventually, force me to learn a new skill, and break up the ‘routine’.

Ok break over. So what does a cycler do when he  can’t street bike for  a month before another trip to bike Mecca? He buys a bike trainer for his actual bike. Ordered it Friday, came yesterday. I’ve used it twice. I just use my gears to adjust the resistance. Hopefully, I can sell my excerise  bike now.

What i’m grateful for

Merry Christmas and happy new year. This has been a Christmas like no other. And hopefully it will stay that way. However there was still a ton to be grateful for.

I was fortunate to have enough Christmas work to keep Me focused but not overwhelmed. I have continued to bike when i can. I was off for a week because of the snow storm though.

My brother was too nervous to come home this year. But we are just on our way home from meeting him half way for a gift exchange.

I have also been watching so many Christmas movies.. I am so tired of the doom and gloom that i started watching hallmark movies. Yes. A28 year old single male..who went to school for film. However, i also live with my parents, cant drive,and on to many meds to drink. (bad joke?)

At least the converting business will still be plenty busy after new years. And for that along with movies to watch i am extremely great for during this pandemic.

The ‘trip’ before the storm (part 2)

Its the last day of vacation. Actually i’m on the plane heading back, which i do not usually count. However with this holiday/busy season shaping up to be my busiest i’m counting every day i’m not at my computer. Still grateful Dor the work. But with Covid i do not get out as much as usual so the week long vacation was terrific. Just to see people other than my folks for a long time was enough.

I biked 3 times. We swam; under the stars. Some games…

So i may a while until my next post.

The deer of the desert

We all were talking to my uncle from the back patio when javelinas started coming around the side of the house; around dusk Sunday. They stopped around the bird seed that mygrandpa pours on the ground each morning. And they just kept coming. We counted13 at one point. My grandparents have been there 34years and they even have never seen that many; captive ether. And yes these wild pigs smelled.

They were not spooked even when mom came down the spiral stairs that leads to the roof deck. One even came within a couple feet of Me to check out my walker. Dad labeled him the teenager of the group.

It was pretty remarkable.

Desert storm

Thursday, i biked then laid IN the pool for 3hrs. Friday we got my grandparents on a zipline.
terday was the first time i biked IN the rain…IN Tucson. We went out IN the wind and it actually felt good. The best time to ride is the eerie time before a storm we felt several drops. It was stead for all of 5min. About 9-10miles.

The ‘trip’ before the storm

The last 40ish days have followed this format: bike work movie. I try not to work on weekends. Which is becoming harder. 4.5 weeks ago i introduced holiday pricing for clients who want things done for… 3.5 weeks ago i realized that converting is now a full time job. So i began the process of temporarily handing BACHELOR’S IN DISABILITY to a good friend. 3 weeks ago i had a issue with my converting software that took two weeks to solve.

I am lucky to be spending a full week at grandma’s, cause this holiday season is shaping up to be one heck of a storm.