Big Announcement is tomorrow.

I made it to Portage in 5 hours and 23 minutes instead of 6+ hours.  I drove 80-85mph pretty much the whole way through Iowa.  Then had to slow down for a while in Illinois cuz of Police presence.  Then in Indiana we actually came to a 4 lane stop for a car pulled off the side of the road.  But I made it, that’s the important thing.  I am at my mom and brother’s house.  I was in a lot of pain, but took a pain pill and a Flexeril and am somewhat loopy now, but not really in pain.  Or too loopy to notice the pain now.  One or the other.   It was a pleasant drive, a little longer than I want it to be, but nice enough.  Weird thing, Adel has about a 9 inch snow pack and basically once I got out of Iowa, there was very little snow on the ground.


The weather was really nice on the trip.  Considerably colder in Adel then the 40+ degree day here in Portage.  Its supposed to get into the 50s tomorrow here.  Its barely supposed to break freezing in Adel tomorrow.   I think I prefer here tomorrow.  Rain vs Freezing Rain.  Jacket vs Heavy Coat.


I didn’t stop for lunch on the trip here, so mom took me to Steak n Shake here in Portage.  Ruby joined us, it was nice to see Ruby again.   She says I look healthy, I feel healthy.  I feel great.  Steak n Shake was great too.  I didn’t get a shake cuz I never finish them.  But I have a BBQ Bacon Steakburger and fries, it was really good.


26 days till Spring.


ArctiCon is tomorrow.  I thought I was going to play in Shannon’s Call of Cthulhu game from 5 to 9 but I might just do his 11 to 3 game instead so I can try out Ars Magica from 5 to 9.  I have heard good things about that game before.  Its been around for several years, the DM is supposed to be really good.  So, I may have most of my day planned.

I plan to be there by 8am so I can get one of the free games they are giving away to first 150 people who pay admission.  They are silly games, but I want one.  And free with the price of admission is cool.

If I had more notice of this convention, I would’ve volunteered to run something.  But a week and a half notice, I am just going as a player (and a business man, more on that in a little bit).

Ruby has been to events at the reception hall before, she says it’s big enough to hold 400+ people with no problem.  So this event should be cool.


I think the excitement of coming here was what is affecting my sleeping.   I hope I sleep well tonight, so I can get up at 6:30 intentionally tomorrow morning.  It takes 30-45 minutes to get there according to my mom and Ruby.  Gotta be there by 8.  So leaving here at 7:15, just in case.  If I am really early, I will volunteer to help set things up.


The big business announcement is tomorrow too.  I thank all of you who have waited patiently for me to make this announcement.  I promise it will happen tomorrow.

Programming on the website starts on Tuesday the 26th instead of waiting till the 1st.  Silly to wait, get a few extra days in.  Might just make that March 31st date yet.  Got a book on PHP and MySQL to use as a reference and get me going on the PHP parts of the site.  Supposedly PHP and JavaScript get along to a certain extent.   I hope that is true.

If it comes down to having to choose, I will choose PHP which I know little about over JavaScript which I took the class on.   Reason being is that there are PHP has plugins that do a lot of the work for you.  And I am gonna use every short cut that I can to get this site done.

Oh yeah, I got business cards to give out at the convention, thus the businessman comment earlier in this blog entry.   The cards just say the name, who I am, and a expected launch date of March 31st.  We shall see if I can sell people on the idea.


Author: Jeff Campbell

I am 49 year old guy, who beat blood cancer but is getting his butt kicked by bone marrow cancer. At this point it appears I am dying. Married and in love with the most wonderful woman in the world (27 years). She has stood by me thru a lot of crap and I love her so.

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