My first chili cook-off

The chili cook-off was a success! My first chili received some rave reviews, but I didn’t win any awards (although someone did vote for my chili… and it wasn’t me). My cornbread muffins were also a hit.

I spent most of the evening fixing my scrapbook on the new site. Apparently, when you migrate photo gallery elements from one web to another, the pictures seem to lose their links. But, it’s all fixed now. Just some more finishing touches, and the new site should be up soon.

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Site troubleshooting

I ran into problems with the new site, so I’m slowly troubleshooting bits and pieces of it. My schedule has also been pretty hectic, so I need to emphasize the word “slowly.” I expect to launch the new site next month, hopefully by the middle of the month.

Besides working both jobs, I’ve been testing my culinary skills, as our office chili cook-off is coming up. I’m submitting enough chili to feed an army (I should’ve really thought about that recipe), and I’m also providing cornbread muffins. Sorry, no cookies this time.

I’m also taking some time off to do some work in my apartment. I will be busy next month building my desk (finally), so I need to clean up the space for that.

The guitar lessons are going well, but my weeknights seem so limited lately. I only have two lessons left (one tonight and one next week), and I feel that I’ve learned quite a bit. Now I just have to find time to improve on those lessons. Fortunately, I’ll be scaling down on hours at my part-time job… mainly so that I can work on the desk.

I hope to spend more time updating the news as I get closer to releasing the new site. Until then, I hope you continue to appreciate the work I’ve done on this site.

E-mail, site updates

There have been some changes with my e-mail and such, so I’m finally getting back to the site. I’m working on some more improvements, and I plan on getting the new site up by the end of February. I am continuing to see if there are things that I need to remove, so the new site may have a little less information.

New site delays

Okay, I know I promised to get the new site up and running by the end of last month. I’ve been pretty busy lately with several things, and I’m having problems with some of the changes. The new site will be delayed for a while. In the meantime, I will continue to make changes on this site.

Not much is new here. I begin new guitar lessons this evening, and I look forward to that. I’m still working at Bed Bath & Beyond, and I’m still enjoying it. I still have my great job at WisDOT, and that’s going very well. And I bought a new 35 mm film camera, so I have to get rid of the old one. All-in-all, things are going pretty well.

Also note the new e-mail address. After running into problems with the mail server, I called Charter and spent several hours on the phone with them. We ended up needing to change the domain and address in order to resolve the issues. So far, things have been working much better.