Roadtrip Prep, Build-a-Website Books, and Scheduling

Tomorrow is the Epic Summer Road Trip. The main event of the Summer of 2010. A few stops on the trip include: Missoula, Seattle, Portland, Cape Disappointment State Park, Idiotville, Silverwood, and Couer d’Alene. Time to get excited, folks. This is what the entire blog has been leading up to… The last hurrah before school begins. I can’t wait for tomorrow.

As with any trip, packing was required. Packing up all of my clothes for the trip was pretty easy. Packing up all of the tech and books I’m going to bring was fairly easy, but slightly more difficult. Most of my stuff was already packed up from the trip I took to Fairmont a few days ago, so it wasn’t too much of a hassle.

I went into town to buy a few new books to keep myself entertained during the dull moments of the trip (if they ever occur). I bought 1 Hour Website and HTML, XHTML & CSS For Dummies from Barnes & Noble. I ran straight back to the Geek section and camped for a while. I wanted to buy more books, but the geeky-book budget was restricted (that, and all the books in that section were $29.99 and up.). I still need money for the trip, and I also need to buy school clothes… And I won’t get a paycheck for a couple of weeks… So yeah. I need to save some $$$.

The 1 Hour Website book looks OK, but not exactly what I need. I haven’t had much of a chance to dive into the other book  yet, but I will soon. I still need to finish The Huffington Post Complete Guide to Blogging though…

So many geeky books, so little time…

I’m currently in the process of scheduling a date for the twentyeleven project’s creators’ presentation… Everyone has different schedules, so it’s been fairly difficult to nail down a time and date when everyone is available. I’ve decided that I’m going to have to do two meetings, one in the morning and one in the evening, so that everyone can get the proper info. I still need to put some finishing touches on the booklet I’ve been writing for the meeting, and I also need to wait for the dry-erase board, stand, and markers to ship. Everything should be pieced together by the time I get home next Friday. I need to call Off the Leaf on Monday to reserve the rooms for the meetings, and then life will be good. I’m excited to get this project going already. It’s going to be a nice transition from blogging everyday to blogging semi-weekly. I’m sure school will give me plenty of fodder to write about though. 😛

So that’s it. I really need to get to bed now (it’s 1:46 A.M.) because I’m getting up early for the trip tomorrow. Lots of miles to cover, not so much time. I’ll be checking out Missoula’s campus on Monday… Crazy. Thanks again for reading, and stay tuned over the next couple of days. This is the main event, folks! Look for pictures, podcasts, and content galore as I post from the road.

See you then.

– Will

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