3.16.2009

Taking Stock

I had a good chat with my mom yesterday, the initial reason for calling was to see if I'd been one of the hundreds in my district getting a pink slip layoff notice on Friday. However, since I'm a classified worker and not a certificated, my possible pink slip gets to float above my head until the middle of May so I don't know what's going to happen yet.

I do have some sense of what's likely to happen and I'm cautiously optimistic that I will just barely escape the retrenchment hammer this time around. But anything can happen so it makes sense to keep as many irons in the fire as possible and hopefully one gets hot enough to blaze a new path.

What are all these irons I'm metaphorically speaking of? Let's see:
- The bicycling site complete with interviews, merchandising, bike and trail reviews. Current status: Paused due to competing priorities.
- The invention, the concept for which I came up with more than a year ago but have only recently gathered the prototyping materials. Current status: Inching forward ever so slowly.
- The editing and publishing of the latest dogs and bikes video: Done and done.
- Migrating IP from eHostPros to BlueHost: Awaiting ignition but should be pretty fast once it gets underway.
- Prepping to photograph not one but two weddings in July: In process but complicated by the loss of the wedding planner for both events.
- Building our distributor pyramid for Kyani: On-going and a priority right now.
- Keeping an eye out for rental houses to relocate to in Santa Cruz: On-going.
- Watching the job postings: Never-ending.
- Probably a half dozen other things that are escaping me right now.

This isn't to say that I'm unhappy or stressed out. I'm actually pretty happy most of the time these days and feel that things are definitely moving in the right direction on most fronts. There will always be room for improvement.

Yesterday was alot of fun too. While my wife napped and the boys were supposed to be napping, we ended up playing in the backyard, Grady hitting balls off a tee, Sully riding one of the cars around and Nande being, well, Nande and thinking that everything was all about her. I shot some funny video of the boys running around screaming and laughing. I wish I'd been able to get a bike ride in but it isn't always possible so I'll just squeeze them in when I can.

This is part of the reason I want to get us back up to Santa Cruz, access to decent mountain biking trails because Watsonville has crap and sometimes those crappy routes are populated by buster douchebag gang bangers looking to fuck other people's days. Have I mentioned how tired I am of this town? Yeah, the prevailing fuck-you-itis does wear thin.

Anyway, time to get to it. Got a cranky new PC with a bad image that refuses to boot up and play nice.
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