I haven’t been able to keep my blog up as often as I’ve wanted lately because I’ve been busy with lots of different things in both personal and professional capacities.
My girlfriend and I are looking at buying a house soon, and as you’d expect, it’s a complicated process. We’ve been spending months combing through home listings online and going to view them in person at open houses or with our Realtor. We’ve been spending the rest of the time sorting through the details of lenders, the finances, taxes, and so on. My girlfriend has done much more than I have, and I still find it extremely exhausting.
It’ll be great, at the end of all this, to go home to a house instead of an apartment, however, and that keeps me going through all the extra work.
I’ve also been busy with website jobs. I’ve been contracted to work on a site for a friend of my girlfriend’s uncle’s son, and it is in the second revision now. Unfortunately, my laptop hard drive broke (again!) and my working files are all lost, until I have time to plug the drive into my desktop computer to see if I can recover any of it. Normally this wouldn’t be much of an issue for a website, because I’ve usually got an online copy floating around somewhere, but this site needed a Flash element built in, and I never upload FLA files, so I’m probably going to have to rebuild it. Not fun.
I’m also working on a revision to the look of my buddy Andrew’s website, noLove Skateboarding. It’s coming along really nicely, but because of the increased activity in the aforementioned house hunt, I haven’t been able to put as much time into it lately as I would like. “Not enough time in the day” seems to be a recurring theme for me these days.
By the way, the new site isn’t live yet, so if you visit the link above, brace yourself for our original janky design.
On the upside, one of the other projects I’ve been involved with for noLove (putting my tree painting onto a skateboard), has finally come to fruition – and I even have one of them in my possession now! All things considered, the final product looks pretty nice, and after taking an impromptu trip to one of the local skate shops, I think the art stands out a lot more than a lot of the generic crap out there.