17 Jan 00 - While working on the update for the Muster Bars including new additions and changes to exsisting members the mail files became corrupt and unusable. This was one of those, "I think I'm going to be sick" moments. I apologize to everyone that has been waiting patiently these past few months to get in. The files on the server are fine so I didn't lose anything that was already online. I also have about 50 submissions from the last month still on the mail server, so I'm going to get started with these. What I ask of you is if you don't see your name on any of the Muster Bar lists please resubmit. I will make buckups this time so the same thing doesn't happen again. Again, my apologies to all. Buzz
I thought I had put out a general message since a few of you have asked when I will be updating the pages, in particular the Muster Bars. A lot has been going on this summer that has gotten in the way. I started working on getting my private pilot's certificate this past April. Anyone who knows me know how I go full blast on something when it's what I want to do. This was opportunity of a lifetime to finally fly and it has consumed nearly all of my time, free or not ;-)
The other major thing that happened recently is Melanie and I got married on July 17th. We had been planning this as a surprise since last Christmas. We had a giant pig roast party, invited everyone, and popped off in the middle of the party that we were getting hitched. When someone finally asked when, we said, "right now!" and got the minister out of the crowd and started the ceremony right there in the driveway. It was a great surprise and we think everyone enjoyed it.
Another item on my list is I started a new position here at Med Admin. I'm no longer going to be responsible for desktop support and concentrate my full effort on servers and services. It's a great new opportunity and I'm looking forward to really getting going on it. For now though I have to get our new desktop support person Chris up to speed and provide her with all the nesessary documentation that I should have written years ago.
So, I'm sorry if sound like I'm just trying to come up with excuses for not updating my web page. I really want to get it re-vamped big time and I have been working on it. The good news is I should have my private pilot's certificate by the end of October if not sooner. I've done all of my requirements except the night flying and that's not much. When I get back from vacation next week I'll start on that and hopefully within a few weeks will be able to take my checkride.
With that said I'm sure everybody's saying, "yea, uh huh.. that's great. So when are you going to get the pages updated?" :) Well, I work on them when I can and since I'm starting a volume 3 of the Ship's Co and AirWing it should be fairly quickly. If you've sent an application form for the Muster Bar please be patient and wait until the update comes to see if you made it or not before sending another form. It just adds more work for me sorting out all of the doubles and triples unless you have a good reason to send another like you changed your e-mail address or forgot to add your rating, etc.
Thanks for everyone's patience and support for my web site. Your constant messages to me about how much you enjoy the site is the major reason I continue to run it.Cheers, Buzz