What's New for 2006
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November 18, 2006
Apparently - and perhaps to the benefit of all - a couple of scroll saw crafters have discovered our artwork. Many of our drawings do not need revision for a scroll saw, many others do. I have begun to accommodate these craftsmen - note: wc2 below. And I will continue altering several thousand files over the months and years. Hey, the more using this service the cheaper it becomes. I'll do it.
My W o r k: added link for converting those nasty fractions into decimels,
stat9, stat9v, stat9vb, stat9b, stat99, wc2
Bill Piesher: pug22a, roost1a, roost1b, roost1c, roost1d, row1a, row2a,
rtt, salm1e, salm1e2, salm1e3, salm1e4, salm1e5, salm1e6,
salm1e7, salm1e 8, salm1e9, salm1e9a
Happy Turkey to y'all.
Now for the bad news. Unfortunately we have lost too many members. That's problem number one. Number two is that we ran out of disk space at the server. Happy for us, we don't have to purchase new drives, computers and spend days setting up new sites - glad those days are gone. However, instead of that kind of BIG expense, there's the comparatively smaller expense of buying more space at the server. Put the permanent loss of 4 members ($38 x 4=$152) and the purchase of more disk space ($3.95) together = $155.95 and we got ourselves a $7 per remaining members shortfall (22 members left times $7 = $154.
Now, these numbers are even worse than they appear. Those of you who get the spreadsheets know what I mean. The actual loss is more like 12 members, however, I expect most of them to return. The costs for more space hits us quarterly. That price might - can be, expect it to be - higher as the quarters pass. They did drop last year twice.
Bottom line is we got a $7 increase. We need more / more members.
My W o r k: stat7, stat1ab, stat1b, stat2ab, stat2b, stat3b, stat4b, stat4vb, stat5b, stat5vb, stat6b,
stat6vb, stat7b, stat7vb, stat77, statone, stat22, stat33, stat44, stat55, stat66, stat77,
stat88, stat8, stat8v, stat8vb, Redid Flowers Search engine.
Seems like I'm working 24/7 and getting nothing done. So, all I have to say is I got nothing done. Except to remove our MESSAGE BOARD due to lack of activity. It also cuts back $4 per month in expenses for us.
September 8, 2006
I don't want to get into a long story here or discuss things not directly related to the Board, so I'll be brief. Because THE CEMETERY BOOK was not a sales tool but a customer-valued-added tool, it did not sell. Did well at a few florists and cemeteries but that's it. Man, now I know why I never took up writing as a career! Anyway, I posted the books for downloading and reading online for you and the public.
I'm enjoying the drawing of the Stations of the Cross. I can't imagine why anyone waited, what? 24 years to suggest it to the Board - I didn't even think of it!
My W o r k: reposted/redrew crux, posted THE CEMETERY BOOK,
stat4, stat4v stat5, stat5v, stat6, stat6v,
Bill Piesher: plum2a, plumer1a, puerto, putruck
August 23, 2006
I took some time off and everything changed! But before gossip - John eMail me about 6 months ago looking for the Stations of the Cross (a Catholic series of icons) and I realized we were lame not to have them. So, I started drawing them. Got 3 posted here. The rest will come slowly BECAUSE I am selling my house and moving to McCormick, South Carolina ... shocker! huh? Long stor(ies) and you can review the new house at this link, and if you're looking for a steal of a home near Disney, click here.
My W o r k: chess, fixed bad odd fellow logo, fixed bad newspaper logo,
stat1, stat1a, stat2, stat2a, stat3,
Bill Piesher: laur1a, mars1, mouse1, mouse2, moustrap, miltry1, oil2a, oni2,
July 3, 2006
Out did myself on a few of this week's work - boatboy, puppy2 and clipper8. Once in awhile I like to show off - just like we all do.
I checked over our membership rouster and looks like everyone here has been around long enough to remember ShelbyM. Well, he contacted me in need of a favor - and email address - and as a camero he dropped off a lovely drawing. It's posted below.
My W o r k: redrew-46x, boat22, carrier, cigaret, clipper8, fireboat,
boatboy, jetski, puppy, puppy2
Bill Piesher: mow1a, plym1, poodle2a, poppyb, poppyb2, poppyb3, poppyb4
poppyb5, poppyb6, poppyb7, poppyx, poppyx2
May 26, 2006
Thought I took a vacation, didn't yer? ...wish I had. But don't fret, I didn't get paid because, well, I didn't work and we lost more members again. Got one new member - haven't had that in years! Anyway, we're still making the bills but I might have to eat crow about dropping fees next year.
To catch everyone up; Fed Ex finally came through (two months after) but my Dad settled for a lot less than it costs to repair everything (Dad owns the building the flower shop is in) so there's still a big hole there and forget about replacing the storage sheds and security system. Hey, way it goes. Besides the florist biz has tanked over last few years; I'm easily distracted from it. That's why I have a regular bus driving job down here in FLA. I REMEMBER YOU (the edited, revised edition) is back on my desk. This editor is a slave driver! Oh well, that's show biz, folks.
My Work: sextant, angelgrp, angelman, bobcat3, bobcatgo, goose
Bill Piesher: ant1, babehd, bandz1, beav1a, bilbee2, bmx1a, brrear,
brrear2, cala2b, cala3b, cala4b, cala5b, cessd2, cock
April 7, 2006
My Work: Hardy2, bobcat2,
I'm been up to my eye sockets with this Fed Ex hogwash. Took the back of my flower shop right off which ripped out all electrical and phone and security service too. Yikes! What a mess. They said don't worry, be happy, they'll cover everything but it's now 2 days from Palm Sunday and I have a hole in the back of my shop still. The electric that I do I have is by my generator and no funds from Fed Ex yet.
Bummer to the max.
So, as you can see I haven't produced many drawings. Got all this on my head, Easter and Barbara - my editor- wants the revision for I REMEMBER YOU today and Book 2 by July 1. Hey, all the excitement cured my pneumonia. I hope once these issues are resolved I don't fall flat from exhaustion.
March 23, 2006
When it rains it ...................
I know some of you are waiting for Wish List stuff. I know I haven't added or converted any files to the Board because I've been struggling with this pneumonia last few weeks. Well, there's more. A Federal Express truck drove into my flower shop in New York last night at 3 AM. I have to drop everything and fly to New York. How long I'll be there? I'll let you know as soon as I know.
March 18, 2006
TO VIEW THE MOVIE< CLICK HERE.
While the movie is loading....to review this major movie production: I will be making changes to the Wish List. I encourage members to participate. In short, I will be posting on the Wish List page email addresses to members who are willing to draw for hire. Sought of, kind of like we do on the Message Board, but just more "attached" to the Wish List. Thing is that I don't like drawing for money. When the money does come in it becomes a ticklish problem as how to give it to the Board or take it for myself, so I'll skip it entirely once this new system is rolling. Send me a Wish and I will eventually get to it but it will very likely NOT be a duplicate. I believe Bill works the same way. The others I post email links to will do drawings for hire and, if they keep prices low, they'll keep getting work.
So let's try this new slant on the Wish List and see if this serves us any better.
Fees are now $38. Betcha a dollar they'll be under $35 by May of '07. And that's with members leaving us. Don't yer just love cheap technology!
Raising the WISH LIST to a chargeable item worked great! OK, if I get a real breather in here I'll remove the fee again. Just that my day job has been trying lately - well it is winter and we're busy at Disney this time of year. Not to mention that back problem that developed...gosh! How do you chronic suffers put up with this??
My Work: surfb, surfb2, surfb3, surfb4, woody, woody2, woody3, boat400, boat401, plant,
plant2, cncer, cancerv, gemis, gemiv, libra5,
fixed and added PLT and Ai- bookrose, bookx, patrose, yrose, nrose, orose,
a1rose, sroset, rourk,
Copied and moved all zodic related drawings to ht3/free59, redid motif4u, motif4r
So sorry for the lengthy time away. Working Christmas literally broke my back. After a day at the Doctor, they discovered that I had a broken lower spine for over 20 years - I guess I was dancing so much I never noticed ... not so funny, I know. The injury surfaced due to old age and running around the cemetery delivering spruce blankets and wreaths. Nerves are now permanently pinched, some severed and that's only the less interesting part of this posting....here's the interesting portion: I got hit with the BloodHound virus. Not terrible in and of itself itself, however, it opened the door to a string of virus and diseases which just sucked the brains out of it. I leave my home machines on while I'm in NY so I can remotely access the files - to fix problems you have. Well, five of you know that I couldn't help out this time around. When arriving home, I found out why - all my systems were destroyed.
Instead of having the Board buy another 2 systems, I pulled out all those crashed and destroyed systems going back to 1995. As you can see, I jury rigged a system and should have a CADD system up within a week. Doing all this (STILL doing all this) with an aching back and drowning myself in Advils. When it rains it soaks the hell outta me!