The site has been up and down this morning, starting around 11am eastern. It appears to be up at the moment, and the hosting company is well aware (their support site is down). One thing I like is that they also have a twitter presence, so I can still talk to them. Well let me post this update while things are working. We are getting close!
First things first. I want to thank all of those who have been so generous with their donations. I will not mention their names here, because I haven’t sought permission to do so. But I do thank them and appreciate their helpfulness more than I can say. As you can see, we are
more than almost half way there. I am hopeful that between your kind donations and other resources that we will get to the needed amount today.
Some of you may be asking, why is this only post #16? That’s a pretty lame attempt at 100 posts, isn’t it? Well, yes. I ended up spending much more time trying to work things out than I did online and writing. And when I did get online I would stare at the computer screen while my mind was going over things I could be doing, and things I should be doing at work. I am very happy that I had a few vacation days left, and that the people at work were willing to let me take them on such short notice. Cindy is even more stressed than I am, to the point were she’s broken out in hives. Her job may not be as understanding. The kids, however, are oblivious. I am always amazed at the ability of children to roll with the punches. They trust their parents to come through, and we will.
Thank you once again to everyone who has helped in any way. The stress I’ve felt the most is the sour feeling I get in my stomach even asking for help. I thank you all for being so kind.
When Rick Perry announced his run for the presidency, the speech included this line:
I will work every day to make Washington, D.C. as inconsequential in your lives as I can.”
That is a great goal. A Really Great Goal. Scott Rasmussen finds that 38% agree. 34% disagree, and 28% aren’t sure.
I don’t understand how anyone can believe that more government – or even the same bloated amount of government – can be a good thing.
There is a great article today at The Heritage Foundation that talks about the burden of government regulation, or what I call Stregulation, and Speaker Boehner’s call for a reduction in those regulations.
The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has projected an almost $1.3 trillion deficit for next year. Add in the unemployment numbers over 9% for months and you have bleak economic outlook for this and next year. This is not a good time to increase regulations – especially when the economy is in a need of a stimulating government policy like reducing regulations.
I encourage you to read the whole article.
Google + vs. Twitter – Earlier today we started conducting a little experiment – which social network would get the word out about the 100 Post Marathon. So far, and it’s early yet, Twitter is out in front (5-2 by way of incoming traffic).
What does it mean? Who knows. Maybe it’s just that I’ve been around on Twitter a lot longer than on G+, or people active this time of day tend to be on Twitter.
I’ll keep you updated, even if it means nothing at all.
Things are picking up. Thank you to those who have donated. A special thanks to those who are spreading the word on Twitter, Facebook, G+, etc. It all helps.
You may have noticed this:
It’s a WordPress plugin called the Oliometer, made for things like this.
Thanks again. Off to find some stuff to post about.
Good Morning! I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend, even my friends further up the east coast. I hope everyone is safe, and remains safe as the clean up begins.
This is post #10 in my 100 Post Marathon, so I figured that called for a little update. You can read the basics here. A lot of what we need to do simply couldn’t be done on the weekend. I’ll be taking another vacation day today, leaving just one for the rest of the year. Cindy has missed four good nights of work, and the tips that would have come with them.
I plan on posting much more today than I did over the weekend. I was a bit stressed at the fact that I couldn’t really do that much Saturday or Sunday. I also completely understand that 1)People don’t read blogs as much on the weekends and 2)Everyone’s attention was focused on Irene. Let me suggest that if you ever hold a major fund raiser, you don’t do it during a natural disaster that garners days of 24 hour news coverage.
If you can help, we will really appreciate it. We need to raise about $1150, today if possible. That’s only $10 from 115 people – $5 from 230. Surely there are 230 readers here. If not, you can help there, too. Please point people you know to this post. Thank you for your kindness and help.
I’ve mowed most of the lawn, so it’s time to move inside and cool off. USA is showing National Treasure. Of course it’s totally unbelievable, but in such a fun way that I usually watch when I see it playing.
Of course a bit of Diane Kruger doesn’t hurt.
Tell your friends about the 2011 100 Post Marathon. Thank You.
As hurricane Irene heads for Canada, I noticed this at the National Hurricane Center site:
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS CONTINUE TO BECOME BETTER ORGANIZED IN
ASSOCIATION WITH A LOW PRESSURE AREA LOCATED ABOUT 400 MILES SOUTH
OF THE SOUTHERN CAPE VERDE ISLANDS. ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS APPEAR
CONDUCIVE FOR FURTHER DEVELOPMENT OF THIS LOW…AND A TROPICAL
DEPRESSION COULD FORM DURING THE NEXT DAY OR TWO AS IT MOVES
WESTWARD AT 10 T0 15 MPH. THIS SYSTEM HAS A HIGH CHANCE…70
PERCENT…OF BECOMING A TROPICAL CYCLONE DURING THE NEXT 48 HOURS.
So, we have that to look forward to.
In the mean time, could you lend a hand with the 2011 100 Post Marathon? Just $10 from 115 people will do it.
A speech worth watching.