The wind has been insane over the last day or so. I could hear it in my dreams last night, and this morning we had to go out and make sure the ferret house hadn’t blown away.
Kipper is living in style at the new barn. He’s higher than a kite right now due to a combination of the windy weather and the newness of the new barn. Several people have said to me “He’s quite vocal, isn’t he?” lol… He trailered very well, for a baby who hasn’t had much experience in it, although when I asked him to walk out of the front ramp he launched himself like Pegasus out the doorway. Evidently the ramp was a bit smallish for his liking. The lady who trailered him for me just laughed and said “Well, that’s one way to do it, I suppose.”
I’m getting more of a handle on what getting the new site up will entail. This is such a HUGE undertaking. I mean, the company I worked for in the states underwent this same transition, although we didn’t purchase an ecommerce/CMS/data mining package, we wrote our own. There were teams of programmers, teams of product and content people, and decent tech support/server admin backup. Here, there is…me. Also one lady who was doing their old static-HTML site, not much technical knowledge, and an old-school guy who is supposed to be managing the project, but he doesn’t have a lot of current web-related knowledge. There is a demo site that comes with the package, so it helps to see how they’ve implemented it, and I’ll be able to copy over a lot of the JSP scripts/templates and adapt them to our use, which will help. But they’re talking about the site going live by the end of Q2, which is going to be damn tough. I’m quite nervous at this point.
Aside from work, not much to tell – there hasn’t been room for much else lately. Phil took a hard fall down our stairs and has been in a lot of pain; last night we rented a DVD, and I just massaged his back and neck during most of it.
I hope you all are doing well; I managed to go through most of my friend’s posts, but commenting has been hard. It will be easier to keep in touch with everyone once I’m more secure at work, and I can LJ at lunch.