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03 June 2015 @ 02:56 pm
Thinking of future travels  
So despite my tablet not working on my laptop I did manage to finish the drawing of Leeanix. Here's a rough idea of how the final sticker should look.



I'm pretty happy with this. Yesterday I wrote to a guy that does boat graphics and asked him what this would cost and the text. He told me what file format to save to and to email him everything done and he'd give me a quote. So I had to size the art to the final size for printing. Well I did that but also screwed up pretty big and was very upset. I accidentally save over my main psd file. I flatted everything and lost all my layers and folders. So I only have the cut out flat version. The only back up I had was on my laptop and it's just the inks. That means if I want the full size just for myself I have to color everything all over again. I'm not happy about that and was very angry at myself yesterday. I've only done something this dumb once several years ago. I called and talked to him on the phone too before I sent him the files. Yahoo wouldn't let me send anything over 1 megabyte. That's stupid we should be beyond that in this age of bigger files. That's a stupid limit from back in the 90's when you had to keep everything small. Of all the stupid changes this is something they should have improved. So I put the files in stash on DA and I hope he can access them.

I know some of you have seen this on DA already but for those that haven't I'm very happy to share this awesome video of our trip to Weeki Wachee.



On the little gear icon you can watch it at full 1080p for best quality. We had planned to go again today. We're so looking forward to it. But the forecast says there is a big storm coming. So unfortunately we'll just stay home and do land based activities. I really need to clean up around the house and need Chris's help for that.

The wren. This little bird is such a pain. I'm still feeding him mealworms. He's healthy but he's not growing at all. His tail won't grow which really worries me and though he looks fine I don't think he'll survive long. He never would have survived in the wild. I just wish he'd wean. But he's been the easiest and cleanest baby I have ever fed. I'm calling him Stuffy because I have to stuff him and after the Easter Bunny from the cartoon First Easter Rabbit. And he's still a crappy flyer. It's obvious he never would have made it in the wild.

There a cruise in 2016 that's a very good price and I'm very much considering booking it. I keep thinking about it and think it would be great to go on it. I'm worried the price will go up or the rooms will sell out. Perhaps I should look into it and visit my travel agent today. I'm not so sure though. I know I'm saving for my truck but at the same time this is the cheapest one. Chris said technically we could pay it off in two pay checks and I basically have all the money in savings now anyway. I'd still pay the payments though as that would break me. I need to talk to my agent. I just don't know yet. I do know one thing. I'm thinking about far future again. I want to book a cruise for 2021. That's our 25th anniversary. And we plan to get married again out at sea. I was already looking at wedding dresses yesterday. I have mine still but it's a huge poof ball that weighs around 13lbs. Doesn't work for traveling light. It would need it's own suitcase. So I'll be looking into a very simple one. Something like the one Ellie wore in Up https://tiwwidy.wordpress.com/2013/06/22/up-a-great-love-for-a-great-adventure-to-the-paradise-falls/ Light thin and folds easily. Nothing fancy this time.
I just looked into it and will need to rethink this. The wedding costs more than the cruise. That's messed up.

My birthday is in July so I'll be posting a wish list. I'll be out of town for it. My garden is doing great. I've got two luffas growing and I have some snake gourds, the soft kind, finally growing in. I hope they are the long striped kind. I can't wait for that.

LJ is down while I'm writing this. I know because I can't open my page where I have my mood themes. The other day there was a scary error page that was all white. Anyone else having trouble? I just got the pic with the ugly goat that says "wait several minutes." Most S types would but NT's? I hit refresh over and over and over as fast as I could. Stuff like that just challenges us to push the limits. "Oh like this? Is that enough mintues? How about now? Now?" Hee hee. I think I'll stop here and go hit refresh more times.

LJ JUST let me post this afternoon. I will try to catch up with replies on here soon. Still on my day off and posted this so late.

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actipton80actipton80 on June 3rd, 2015 08:05 pm (UTC)
Looks like a nice trip you had. It's cold, rainy, and ugly here right now. That one vulture was cute. I'd love to kayak somewhere with clear water.

Poor little pain in the butt Stuffy. He sounds cute. I don't know what you could do for a runt wren though, other than what you are already doing.
Desthagirion on June 3rd, 2015 10:33 pm (UTC)
It was very nice. Well perhaps we can go kayaking if you visit.

I'll give him a good life as long as I can. I think he's been better off with me. I don't he'd have survived 10 minutes after he jumped out of the nest.
audes_ljaudes_lj on June 4th, 2015 06:56 am (UTC)
Ugh, that sounds like a very stupid save over. Thankfully the picture is at least finished, else it would have been much worse perhaps.
Only one megabyte? My E-Mail provider allows me 50 megabytes on free-mail and even that is pathetic considering modern broadband connections.

Hmm, hurrican season. I think that staying home is the best option for this. Anything else would be pretty risky (and that means dumb).

Well, his survival chances did increase with your care then. I take it that the catfood is not his prefered meal?

Hmm, I am somehow remembered about the Simpsons episode, where Homer and Marge married a second time (kind off, it was later revealed Lovejoy had no permission at the time).

Hmm, the page refused to load for a while two days ago. But that was 10:00 in my time zone, so 4 am in Florida.
Desthagirion on June 4th, 2015 11:29 am (UTC)
Yeah. I had too many similar files open and I screwed up. Yeah. I always like keeping a PSD in case I need to make changes in the future. So I will have to recolor at some point. Yes it's pretty low and they don't tell you what size is the limit anymore. If you go over the size they tell you to join this other thing which is like a file sharing like flickr. No! Point is to attach to an email so it's private. I already have to use Stash for that which I don't like.

Unfortunately they got the prediction all wrong. It was sunny and beautiful. But it's ok. We had to do other important things anyway.

He does not like the cat food but too bad he has to eat it. I will mix it up so he gets a variety between bugs, cat food and hard boiled eggs. All very high protein for an insect eater. I've heard insects have more protein than normal meat so insect eaters are meat eaters. Meat eaters are always harder to feed.

I think I remember that episode.
That sucks the page wasn't loading for you that long as well.
kabuldurkabuldur on June 8th, 2015 09:25 am (UTC)
I like your pic of Leeanix! I think it will look good on your kayak...and not another one in sight! I hope it doesn't cost much to get the sticker done. I guess you're getting two of them, on for each side?

That sucks that you lost those files. I've made a similar mistake from time to time and I get mad with myself, too. Something you can never get back.

Poor little wren. It sounds like some predator or other would have got him pretty quickly in the wild. I guess he'll live out his days in one of your cages.

Wow, you're planning for 2121? Well, that's not very far away, really. It is and it isn't. My car is supposed to last until 2020. But it will need some major work before then.

badcowboybadcowboy on June 8th, 2015 06:33 pm (UTC)
I know I'm uber behind, but trying to get things done around in my world while there's no work or back pain is what I've been doing. Gotta take advantage when it's offered you know?

Anyway, did that dude ever write you back about the graphic? My contact asked me again for the image, but all I told him was I have the possible size you want. I have to get this picture to my phone to send to him if you want me to see how much it'd cost. You wanted two?