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It’s begun! * Art computer lost the brush plugi…

It’s begun!

* Art computer lost the brush plugin for Illustrator. This nice piece I made last night now can’t be used. Ugh. Reboot and the machine hangs. The laptop is just sloooow. And now every time I flip between machines on the analog switch box I lose the keyboard on the XP machine and can only get it back by logging into a non-administrative account (without a password) then log out of that account and back into the administrative account. Time for some food.

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A New Day! Let’s start the day off with a PayPa…

A New Day!

Let’s start the day off with a PayPal donation link:

* After declaring zzs last night I proceeded to stay up until 1:30 working on my design concept for a site that I hope will produce money for me although I have failed to follow my business plan and launch ahead of my competition

* Woke 10 year old half an hour ago to have her finish her school work. Now grabbing another 30 minutes of sleep against my better judgement. I should be greeting the day with stretching exercise or work.

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* Hind quarters getting sore. Have now applied onl…

* Hind quarters getting sore. Have now applied online to one job possibility and signed up with another recruiter. A good friend helped search out several others and has inspired me to barage people with resumes and cover letters at a rapid pace. Must break for coffee and maybe a brief bit of reading. I am disappointed that I did not get marketing materials out today. I’m detecting a pattern since I’ve been trying to get these into the right hands since before Christmas–fear? procrastination? ambivalence? decision through lack of decision?

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* Sent 3 marketing emails to other web developers …

* Sent 3 marketing emails to other web developers in the area – hopefully this will at least help get my name out a bit

* Did some brain stimulation by helping to solve someone else’s problem online – no avail – tis still broke

* Update domain information and set up 2 more domains with my host and setup email so that I could send marketing email with the correct viral marketing. Tis silly to ask your competitors to use you as a sub when your website says you compete with them.

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Beautiful Moments I love my time with my kids. …

Beautiful Moments

I love my time with my kids. Getting ready for bedtime is the best with baby in lap reading stories to each other. First I read to her, then she reads to me. I need more such quality time with the older ones. The 10 year old is grousing over an unfinished long term project. I fear we are reinforcing her procrastination. Must work on that. The 13 year old is in the bath going on 1.5 hours now. And the 7 year old is lying in bed reading (and sneaking play time with the Playmobile). He’s an angel!

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* Worked on a new marketing flyer this morning. Lo…

* Worked on a new marketing flyer this morning. Looking good. Plan on mass distributing it beginning this afternoon

* Took son to psychologist for his weekly appointment. Roughly 1.5 weeks worth of medicine left (note to self, budget $35 for refills)

* Several calls to other local developers to market my consulting services to them

* Call to head hunter to see how many people are fighting over my resume–got voicemail

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* Lied down to rest and brainstorm (hide). Deep sl…

* Lied down to rest and brainstorm (hide). Deep sleep.

* Sears called seeking blood from a turnip. Due date Jan 25 Past due currently $72. Collector asks “Can’t you borrow some money to avoid the late fee?” My thought “No, I may need to borrow money to feed my family!”

* Current fear… NBC will close my checking account if I don’t show activity in it soon