What a week it has been

Happy Saturday to all y’all that celebrate that kind of thing. I had a bit of a week, wrought with illness, emotional highs, emotional lows, frustration and some kick ass jams while driving to work. Yea, that kind of week. Here’s a quick recap for those of you that don’t play the donburnside.com home game.

After hanging out with the mouth breathers and other “car people” at SEMA last week, I think I caught a less virulent strain of Ebola. I got home on Friday and after the adrenalline and booze wore off, it hit me with a fever that lasted from Monday until sometime Wednesday. Aches? Yea, had those too. Plus a terribly annoying cough that felt like every rib in my rib cage was cracked when I coughed. This was a something that would have put Col. Potter’s horse to the ground!

During this, I made an attempt at installing PHP and mySql on a Windows server. My fever addled brain thought it sounded like a good idea. It took 2 days, but I did achieve success on our dev server. More sleep and advil later, I attempted the exact same thing on our production server, only to have it blow up on me. WordPress, on this day, was not my friend.

Finally, after more sleep, **even** more Advil and some well placed cuss words, I achieved success!. Even managed to get the layout up and running in the same day. I rule.

Remarkably I made it to today. Also during this week I experienced some of the worst Southern California driving ever. It was epically bad. Add to that the fact that I don’t remember the drive to and from work on Monday **and** Tuesday, and it’s a wonder I survived. No kidding.

Finally, I woke up this morning too early thanks to teh lad’s alarm clock going off at least an hour before I wanted to wake up. Took advantage of that time and put the finishing touches on a website that I hope to take live within the next week.

So, in 1 week I finished 3 sites, wrassled with a Windows Server, battled traffic (and won!) and survived Ebola.

What’s next?

You could play along with the home game you know, right? Easiest way is to follow me on Facebook, but that’s not the _only_ way. There is also Twitter and w(t)f, both of which I’ve been using quite a bit lately. Follow along. It’s fun!

By Don

Lead bottle washer at donburnside.com, host at whiteroofradio.com and tech guru for the MotoringFile family of sites.

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