Loft beds in the making
Today I worked more on constructing the two loft beds for Gwen and Bethy’s room. I would have added “Lofts” into the title, but this project is so never-ending, there’s nothing special about the fact I worked on it today.
Spontaneous Willow time
I did need one small item from the hardware store in order to work on the lofts efficiently, though, and that lead me to taking Willow out for some Willow — Daddy time. She went with me to Menard’s to get the part we needed, and then we sat at Starbuck’s, sipping Mocha Frappuccinos and just talking.
She totally loved it, and so did I. I’ve been trying to do this with all 4 kids lately.
Teach yourself swimming 18 feet at a time
I went swimming in our pool later this afternoon. The water was awesome: 80 degrees. My homemade solar pool heating setup makes a difference, but it doesn’t hurt that it was just plain hot these past few days.
Today I was very self-aware in the pool, and also relaxed. I know that my number one thing to work on is getting my breaths without lifting my head up out of the water. Everything else seems to be coming along nicely. I know, I’m 41, I should already know how to swim. I’ll have that taken care of fairly soon.
I sure would love one of those 40 foot oval pools, though, instead of our 18 foot round. Still, I’m grateful we’re able to have a pool and the kids are learning at an early age. (Gwen’s a swimming pro, Bethy is confident, while Willow and Xander will be in lessons this year.)
Join hands, or stand apart and teach?
Things are going well in terms of goodlearning.com, but I’m not sure they will produce enough revenue fast enough to stand alone. I hate marketing, don’t really want to spend time on tech, yet those things need done. I’ve been considering asking another online learning company if they’d like to take my “teaching game art and games” work on as an additional niche. They already teach how to make websites and iOS apps.
The thing is, I really would like to maintain my independence. I’d love to work on a competent team, and to have others whose job it is to market and take care of the tech platform. But, when I want to just take off for a few days, I don’t want to plan it or answer to anyone, either.
For now, I’ll keep sprinting forward with goodlearning.com and with my videos for sale and free on udemy.com.