Week in the Life: Wednesday, July 27
This was a huge work day for Masterful Scrapbook Design. Neil took Isaac to camp and I settled in here from 7:45 am until about 2:30pm for 3 back to back to back webinars.
Amy and I, along with 9 other scrapbookers, recorded 3+ hours of talk about making scrapbook pages. 1 hour before webinar time, I make sure I have bios & notes. I reboot 3 computers. On each of the laptops I register for and attend the webinars as a participant and load up Camtasia to make 2 recordings of the event. On the desktop, I get the slideshow set up and then login to gotowebinar and get the webinar pre-started and a recording going. Guests arrive about 20 mins before the start time and we take care of any connection and sound glitches, set things up so they can see attendees and questions and chat.
If all goes well, at 1 minute past the hour we begin recording and talk for about an hour, working in audience questions. We usually finish by 10 past the hour and then . . . . I save the recordings on the 3 machines . . . and I reboot everything and get set up for the next webinar.
We recorded 12 webinars this month with 30 scrapbooker page designers – every single designer prepared fabulous layouts and comments. Every single scrapbooker arrived prepared and excited to chat. I am so grateful for their enthusiasm and insights. Now I just need to edit all those videos!
As soon as the webinars were done, Josh and I cleaned up the den a bit and then went to pick up his friend Zak. We came back and I crashed for 40 minutes and then left to pick up Isaac from camp.
And there was Neil on Academic Way when I pulled in. He’d just gone riding with one of the book reps – 20 hilly miles. The campers had traveled to western NH to tour Whelen Industries and weren’t back yet so Neil hung out with me in the pickup line.
We talked about his proposal, about how lucky each of us is to be doing interesting work, about my realization earlier in the day that we’d been together almost 20 years now – both of us immediately saying it was longer than we’d lived with our parents.
The campers pulled in after 5 in a gorgeous UNH team bus, and Isaac got off yakking about the one building at the plant that was completely run by robots and that could run unattended all weekend.
We realized he wasn’t going to make it to bowling on time . . . and then we coaxed Neil into coming out to dinner with us. (As I noted on day 1 of this week, it’s a really busy work week for me and I’m not cooking).
Early in the week before 6pm you can get a small dinner with a salad for $7.99 at Texas Roadhouse. Yay!
While, we’d offered to pick up Josh and Zac, they didn’t want to come so we got them meals to go.
And I was asleep by 7:30pm. The late Monday webinars plus preps for this day’s webinars and the actually running of them had worn me out.