So General Conference was this last weekend. But I didn’t get to see much of it; both of the guys I’m working with on our Point-of-Sale application were tied up with other things, so all customer questions and problems fell on my shoulders. So I pretty much missed most of Conference. The part of the Saturday morning session when I could have watched because I wasn’t on a support call was missed because I only got four hours of sleep so I pretty much dozed off right after getting off the phone. Fortunately I did record it, so I can watch it over the coming weeks.
Saturday night after conference Brad and I headed up to Riverton to visit some old friends. Our friend Jessica had flown into town from Dallas, and wanted to meet a bunch of friends at Lalis’s apartment that night. Jenn and Ariel were also there as well as some other people I didn’t know. It was fun to see everyone. Lots of good memories.
Since we hadn’t seen Jess since before her mission, Brad and I went to lunch with her yesterday. Brad had to leave to get back to his studies, but I brought Jess back to my place and we watched August Rush and played some Guitar Hero for a bit. (Don’t worry, Jared, I had my laptop and cell phone nearby during the movie, and took care of the issues that came up during that two hour window. I’m not a slacker.)
In a few days I’m flying back to Spokane to help install our software in another Little Caesar’s up there, and to have a multi-day powwow with the rest of the Custom Register Solutions
party patrol personnel. Have you ever noticed that the word powwow is half Ws?
While I’m gone my living room is going to be painted (hooray!!! no more 1980s sleeping bag wallpaper!). So between now and then I have to move everything away from the walls. It’s going to be especially fun moving a 300-pound desk that has been sitting in the same place for ten years. And the bookshelves which have been there for eleven. I can’t wait to see
who what is behind those. I spent a few hours tonight moving my TV and audio equipment away from one wall so the wallpaper can be removed from behind it tomorrow. (I’ll have to remember to take a picture of the wiring involved in a fully equipped home theater setup while it’s visible… it’s impressive.) I’ll need to finish moving everything before Saturday morning when they want to remove the rest of the wallpaper. I’ll also need to do a bunch of rewiring between now and then to “neaten up” the room. No more visible wires dangling from the ceiling or clinging on the base of the wall around the corner into the next room… at least as much as I can get away with it, anyway.
As part of the living room makeover I plan to remove the computer and desk behind the couch to add a second row of stadium seating, and to build a new professional rack for all of the A/V equipment. I was also going to mount my new TV on the wall, but the more I think about that the more I think that isn’t such a great idea; it wouldn’t be visible at all from the kitchen or one of the couches if it were on the wall. So I’ll have to build a nice (and simple) stand for it at some point. Things to ponder.
My friend Dave is also getting close to needing my help wiring his studio. He’s has built a video editing / audio recording studio in his dad’s back yard and it’s now time to run the wires before putting up the drywall. We went over the last little details before purchasing the wires last night. But I still need to figure out how to terminate the wiring. We’re going to be installing about 2 miles of wiring in a couple hundred cables, and I’ll have to add ends to the vast majority of them unless I can teach him how to do it. Fun.
The POS stuff is going well. We’ve had about twenty sales in the last two weeks. And we’re getting more referrals all of the time. Nearly everybody we show the software to is buying it. I also just found out that we are trying to get into a tradeshow/convention thing in early November. Which means I’ll have some big changes, as well as a demonstration video, to make between now and then.
If only I had something to do with my time.