Monday, February 16, 2009

Monday, February 16, 2009: A New Hobby

First, Kristi is doing great these days. Me, Nathan and Ashley all have the flu. Ashley has a fever of 103.6 and Nathan threw up this morning. We all seem to be getting better tonight. So far Kristi and Emily have avoided catching it. Emotionally Kristi is doing a little better. She has decided to quit some things she was involved in and just take it easy for a while. She needs some "me time" where she can spend some time reading her Bible and just veg out for a while.

As far as my new hobby. It's not really new really. I have always enjoyed photography and the hunt for capturing that "million dollar photo". I have taken some of my pictures I've taken over the years and made them into backgrounds for my computer. I've had several people say "you should sell those" but I never knew how. So I investigated and figured it out (with some help from Kristi's brother). I will be posting links to my backgrounds to the right on our blog. The pictures on our blog will be reduced quality about 12kb's. I do this to speed up the uploading time for me. The files you download will be high quality. If you click on the "buy now" link it will take you to the original file (usually from 700kb - 6M depending on which camera I took the picture with). The money we raise will be used to off-set medical expenses we incur and will also be used for a "new van fund" for Kristi. Her 2000 Grand Caravan is getting quite rusty and making some interesting noises. Over the next few weeks I will be uploading more backgrounds. Eventually I will turn these into calendars and other things. If you know of a better way for me to do this I'm open to advice. Also, if you have any issues downloading the files let me know. The downloads should be instant. I walked through it tonight with a friend and it wasn't too difficult. Anyway, thanks for supporting us and I hope you enjoy them. I'll put info in the files so you know where and when they were taken. Thanks again and have fun looking!