Archive for March, 2006

Thursday is the New Friday

I started this week with a list of fourteen very important things I must get done by the end of the week.  We depart on our 17-hour road trip to Maine this weekend, and I promised myself that if I could get everything on that list done by Thursday, I would take Friday off to rest, get packed and be mentally ready for the road ahead.  It is now 4:45 Wednesday afternoon and I am only faced with one project left…  it’s a big one, but I’m halfway through with it, so it’s looking good for Friday!


March 29, 2006 at 4:44 pm Leave a comment


After a quick seven days on eBay, my Subaru Outback is sold! We got more for it than we would have asked had we sold it locally, so that, combined with having to do no legwork other than give it a good cleaning last weekend, has hooked me on Chris’ process of selling cars! The buyer is coming down from Michigan tomorrow to pick it up and then we’ll be a two car family again. The Scion is such a great car, I am so happy that we didn’t instead put more money into fixing up the Outback.

The official indicator of Spring in Fort Wayne is not March 20th, but rather the season opening of Zesto’s. Just two days ago locals lined up in winter coats, in a snowfall, to get a taste of the first batch of ice cream. Now we all know what an ice cream fanatic Chris is, but even he has not asked to make a Zestos run yet. We’ve mutually agreed that it must be at least 50 degrees outside before we’ll even consider it. I refuse to eat ice cream wearing mittens.

I am not yet convinced that I want to switch this website to Movable Type (see entry below), so for now I am keeping the old site and just redirecting your browser to the temporary server. I am currently working on a new photo gallery and contact page for this site. For now you can send a message through the comment section, or just good ol’ email: Let me know what you think of the new site and its progress…

March 26, 2006 at 9:23 am Leave a comment

Doing the Mambo no more

I’ve been using Mambo CM to create my webpage for almost two years now but I’ve been wanting a change lately. We got a new powerbook recently and editing on the Mac just isn’t as easy as it is on a PC. For some reason the browser doesn’t load the admin page correctly and certain elements of the site seem not to render as well on the Mac as on the PC. So I am trying out MovableType with the hope that it will suit my needs a little more closely. My other problem with Mambo is that support for is fading as the designers are slowly migrating to a new CM called Joomla!. While most components and modules currently work for both Mambo and Joomla!, I suspect there will be a day in which Mambo is no longer supported. I am sure many in the Mambo community will disagree, but I am not going to take my chances. So far, the basic posting process with MovableType has been a lot easier than with Mambo. It is a much cleaner layout and I am always a fan of good, clean design.

My next step is to upload some photos, and perhaps try to migrate some of my Mambo content to this new site. Stay tuned as the site transforms…

March 21, 2006 at 9:01 pm Leave a comment

The Journey Within/Without

"You must be the change you wish to see in the world." - Mahatma Ghandi

Recent Posts