Monday, May 17, 2010
It's my favorite time of year. Vermont literally explodes with life each May and it's completely intoxicating. The forecast calls for a week of perfect weather, and I plan to enjoy it to the fullest. After fourteen months of denying myslef sleep, ignoring projects around the house, and pretty much living this blog, it's time for a break.
I'm anticipating completion of three major projects in the next 1-2 weeks, at which point we'll come back in full swing. Between now and then, forgive me for not creating original content - it's my biggest time eater so it will have to slide. Interesting news stories and video will still be shared, but the cartoon balloons will have to wait while I:
1. Clear another 3/4 acre to expand the fenced yard for the dogs. They will be thrilled.
2. Get our yard under control before summer finds us overgrown, and touch up paint here and there.
3. Finish building and tweaking this: The new Life With Dogs
After years on Blogger I've outgrown it's capabilities. Considering my appreciation for all things technical, I need more power - and Blogger is the bottleneck. A new site will fix annoying slow page loads, allow for multiple channels of video (hence the.tv domain, and it's being assembled as I type this, but is not yet ready for consumption) and a number of other features I simply can't incorporate in a Blogger blog. Please note that I'll continue to optimize for Firefox. IE now enjoys it's lowest share of market to date, and with good reason: it sucks. If you're still using it free yourself and get another browser. You'll be happy you made the switch.
Life With Dogs needs room to grow, so allow me the next week or two while I spruce up the new place and make it a little more inviting. I'm not certain if I'll only post here, there or on both sites for the next 1-2 weeks. I'm feeling my way through this process and it's actually quite fun - but there is no reliable roadmap for the transition. I considered hiding the new site until it was complete, but this blog has always been a work in progress, so the new home of LWD should feel quite familiar while I put finishing touches on it.
Please update your RSS feeds and e-mail subscriptions to point to the new site. I'll provide limited updates as possible, but don't be surprised if you don't see much from me until I complete these projects. I need to wrap them up as soon as possible. My blogging addiction is stronger than ever, and it's going to be an exciting summer. I have much fun to share, and I look forward to finding my way to you when I return.