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Thursday, November 17, 2005

Congratulate me!

Today I signed the contract and obtained the deposit for my first REAL freelance website design job. The others were not official... they were either under-the-table or for friends, and there's one that's for charity.... but this one is 20-30 page main site and later 5 - page affiliate sites. Of course, since I have had to fill out a W-9 for this one, I will have to report it on my taxes... but since it's November, it won't be a lot, and I hope to have Rainbow Websites completely legitimized by the time I'm ready to negotiate the next contract. (No later than January 1!)

Thursday, November 10, 2005

Update

We had our power restored last Sunday at 5:30 pm, 11.5 hours shy of having been out for 2 weeks.

I'm still in a transitional period, since I left the distant job and have begun to acquire more freelance work. Delayed a bit on getting my new biz incorporated, but got a lot going on right now.

In addition to the NaNoWriMo novel (see sidebar) I'm also working on a nonfiction book and associated products that will be for sale. More about that as it develops!

Got my minivan repaired and next day it was dented by a football. No paint damage though, so I'll live with it. As long as there's no worries about rust!

Friday, November 04, 2005

Managing...

We have not had power since 5am on October 24th... and may not have it back for another week or more. My son's gf's family got theirs back so they lent us their generator.

Sigh. Nice to have power... but it's still not enough to run the washer & dryer, hot water heater or stove! Guess I'll be hitting the laundrymat tomorrow. I need clean shorts to wear... it's been nearly 90 degrees out lately!