Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Apartment "No Go" for my son

It has been a busy week so far. Work has been demanding. Greg’s apartment didn’t work out. Seems the landlord had it rented to several people at once. Too bad Greg found out three days before he was to be out of his present apartment. I can’t figure it out, why would the owner give back all of his money plus $200? Something is strange there. So if you know of affordable housing in Grand Rapids downtown let me know.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Greg's new appartment in Grand Rapids

Greg is moving back downtown to be closer to his classes at Grand Valley State University

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

The Old JV3


The Old JV3, originally uploaded by de4570.

Printing for 10 hours straight today. A true workhorse! The last two weeks she has printed over 125 hours without missing a beat.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Remote revisited

Well, the remote control of my work station does work form the lake it is very slow. I have 2-3 bars on my cell but when I connected to Verizon Wireless had only 1. It does work but is extremely slow. But I am publishing this entry from the lake.

On a lighter note, Crusin’s had a great band performing at their store on Sage Lake. Wild Hair rocked the woods and brought in many a “Laker” to enjoy their music and Crusin’s fantastic Coney Dogs and ice cream. Tim and Jan real do it right. The rain didn't help but most everyone stuck around till the skys dried to enjoy more music.

Street dance with"Wild Hair" at Crusin's on Sage Lake


Street dance at Sage Lake, originally uploaded by de4570.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Remote Control

After last weeks interrupted vacation I decided to look into the ability to remote access my computer from the lake. I already have Verizon wireless all I needed is a way to connect to my workstation. I downloaded a trial copy of Go to my PC and behold it works! I was able to easily control my computer from home. The wireless card works like a cell phone, the more bars the better connection. At home I have 2-3 bars as do I at the lake. This weekend will be the final test. I am 99% sure this will work up there because my signal strength is the same as at my home here in Corunna, MI. Lets hope so I purchased a laptop yesterday.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Summer is going fast

Well, Independence Day is over. I took a few days off to spend with my sons up at the lake. The older you get the more you cherish times with your family. As you can see in my fish photos I had a little luck late in the week. I didn’t photograph all the small ones.
Now it is time to focus on deer camp. Wood needs to be cut, blinds need dressing up and trails must be cleared of new growth. With the unreal gas prices it makes it a challenge to travel to Onaway. But Hunting is a lifestyle for me and a tradition that has been in my family for centuries. It takes $178 to fill my suburban’s tank. It takes us about 5/8 of a tank to go up and back so I have to make the best of my time in the woods.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Kylie Fritz gets a single!


Kylie Fritz gets a single!, originally uploaded by de4570.


She is quite a girl! Just got home from my grandaughters game. Those girls sure play hard.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Vacation

Well, I was 8 hours into my much needed vacation, when I was called back to work. It’s 12:30 am Tuesday morning and I have been working since 4:30 pm when I came back from the lake. We received a rush job on some banners. Oh well that is what you get when you are your own boss.
I had a great Independence Day holiday weekend with my two sons.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

A bad computer morning

This morning I sat down at my work station woke up my computer and a malicious software program had loaded itself to my drive. We bring in several files in each day: documents, artwork, logos, and photos...I was so busy yesterday I failed to scan each for bugs. Well after four hours of frustration and trying to read removal instructions on my adjacent computer I killed it. You can bet ALL FILES WILL BE SCANNED in the future regardless of deadline time lines!

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What I do

The morning I was born my mother was screen printing 7 foot bus benches, so you could say I have been in the business all of my life. I began to help my father Arlie Edwards hand letter at the tender age of 5 by filling in his lettering. As time passed I began to graduate to higher forms of lettering. By the time I was in 9th grade my lettering was on par with the old pros.

Our business has evolved over the last 60 plus years from brushes and paint to the digital age of rips and vinyl. By the way we began printing on pressure sensitive vinyl in the 50's Some of the first police decals ever made were printed by my mother Rosemary. Only the brushes have changed, not the art. A computer is mearly an expensive pencil in which to express a design. In much the same way as a piano is with a song. Some can play it, some think they can.

I love my work, it is my life!