[HNW] what's going on (or not) with my Web Page
cley56 at comcast.net
Fri Jun 10 07:33:11 PDT 2011
Kathryn, take care of yourself _first._ We are all indebted to you and
your helpers for the great work you are doing. But you are much more
important than it!
On 6/10/2011 5:38 AM, Kathryn Newell wrote:
> Just a status report on what's going on. Everything is "behind the
> scenes". I am behind on totally finishing the digital cleanup of
> "Flowers of the Needle". The last few pages were just so horrible--
> they had faded so badly that the images were barely readable and there
> was no way to clean it up (all linear patterns).
> A good friend (who will be most gratefully thanked in my
> Acnowledgement) loaned mer he original 1878 fascimile. I have scanned
> in and cleaned up half of the 17 pp of this last book. Life then got
> interesting as I faced more major surgery. I am now maniacally trying
> to get my garden in (almost there!). It leaves me totally exhausted
> and in pain. Seven weeks since surgery but I consider meyself recovered.
> My Web Mistress who offered to create the page is having an issue of
> Real Life. I sent her an email a week ago offering to release her from
> her promise. I get the feeling she has overextended herself. If she
> accepts my offer of release, my friend Lynn will build my basic page.
> She can't handle loading PDFs for download. BUT-- I have had generous
> offers from folks here. Ditto for creating a CD for "Flowers of the
> Needle". I also need to consult Staples and other places here re CD
> reproduction. It would be ideal if I could control the project locally.
> Lynn and I *tried* finding the rough text web page I had constructed
> with help from my friend Mathilde. Comcast is being such a pain that I
> intend to leave them as far as a Web page. Lynn is on AOL and they
> stopped hosting web pages. She suggests AmeriHost. I may be taking
> that option. Lynn can do the basic page layout and intro text. Lynn
> owns a digital camera and has experience loading photos onto her own
> Web page.
> I have some logistical issues with working on the last pages of
> Flowers until after June 18th. I will, however, be going back to work
> on those last few pages as soon as I can squeeze in the energy and get
> my brain around it. I'm really really annoyed that my own work on
> those last pages went for nought. Half of those 17 pages were charted
> patterns--I spent hours and hoursof tedium that are now being tossed.
> :-( It's being replaced by more hours of tedium--but fewer. The 1878
> originals are much clearer than my old photocopies.
> Work on the entire project is chugging along--just much slower than I
> had hoped for.
> Thank you for being so patient-- "Life is what happens when you make
> other plans..."
> SCA: Kathryn Goodwyn
> "too many centuries...too little time"
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