Monday, April 30, 2012


7AM - Being organized
When the TiogaRV Team were moving around every day, we did not think much about accomplishing things. We got a sense of accomplishment simply by being vagabonds! Now, it is different. We want very much to be accomplishing the many tasks that we have assigned ourselves.

This means, "being organized" We cannot afford the luxury of frittering away our time during the day by simply wandering around doing things. That way does not work for us. For example, the AdSense people have suggested a better way of displaying their ads on our site. Since we have way over 100 pages, this task would take weeks to complete. We do not want to spend more than 1/2 hour on this AdSense update

So, we have come up with a way of organizing our day without doing one of those Franklin Planner things. We are more relaxed than that! This morning we went over every one of our tasks, and prioritized them into "Tasks that we want to do today" and "Tasks that can do another day".

Since we got organized, our workstation desk is so neat and tidy!.
Our tidy desk!

Jorge at forward desk

8:30PM - 1&1 Internet
Just after making the above "Being organized" post, MacBook tried to upload the two pics that you see above. Our FTP [File Transfer Protocol] program could NOT connect! Without that FTP connection, we cannot show pics to you.

So, using our new cell phone, we phoned up 1&1 Internet at their location in New York City. It took about 1/2 hour before FTP began to work again. We have used many web hosts before settling down to using only 1&1.

Our experience tells us that 1&1 is the best web host in the world. Their customer support is always highly trained AND, customer supports speaks English AND Technical Support answers their phone promptly.

We on the TiogaRV Team highly recommend 1&1 Web Hosting Service.

2PM - Workstation rebuild
This morning MsTioga traveled to central Tequisquiapan. First we dropped off our laundry at Zamiri Lavanderia. Then Ferreteria San Juan, large hardware store that has a big lumberyard behind. I like this place because they will mill up wood that I buy very inexpensively. Also, the lumberyard has the right equipment, such as radial chop sawing machines, which many lumberyards do not have.

After selecting one piece of 1/2 x 4' x 8' plywood, the plywood was cut to the widths necessary for the entire rebuild. Cost=516 pesos [41US].
Wood for workstation rebuild