14 September 2017

I'm Back - Well, Sorta

Flooded Office 1

Flooded Office 2
After announcing a sabbatical and reflection on taking a new direction a few weeks ago, readers will notice I'm still posting, though not near as frequent as I previously was. My wife's health is still paramount and consuming some of my time and concentration, as well as other things going on personally.

I'm endeavoring to make my posts less frequent, but more "thoughtful." We'll see how that goes. I'm also still trying to find the time to finish one more project before launching the new blog and website and, at the same time, work on my next book and other writing projects. It's a difficult juggling task. 

I don't know if I mentioned this before, but my basement (where my office is located) flooded this past May and we've just now finished laying the new floor. (See progress above.) We had to tear out all the old carpet and replace it with porcelain tile. It was a labor intensive project, but well worth it.

The good thing about that event is that it forced me to clean out old paperwork, discard some unnecessary books and magazines and organize and de-clutter my office. This has also put most of my other projects on hold as the chaos and disruption consumed my time and hindered my writing efforts.

Anyway, stay tuned. My next post will be titled: "There's More to Robert E. Lee."


jim said...

I am delighted that you are still posting. I continue to pray for you, your wife and daughter. I am confident that you will have the wisdom to be where God wants you to be and in the manner you need to be. I trust His hand will be on you and your family as you face the things in front of you.

I recently visited Appomattox CH and Richmond ( Civil War Museum in both places and monument boulevard in Richmond). Both stops were informative and interesting. It further saddens me people's lack of understanding of our history and the push to revise or erase it; and, as well as the affront of those who co-op of Confederate symbols for their extremists' agenda.

On the positive side, I bought a wonderful print of Robert E Lee kneeling by Traveler in prayer, entitled "A Father's Prayer".

Keep up the great postings!

Jim Spear

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

Thanks Jim, I appreciate your kind words. There is a lot of groundwork to lay as I transition to the new site. I've put it off for all the reasons previously stated. However, in realizing that I'll soon be 60 years old, I face the reality that my time is limited. One of my biggest fears is that I'll pass to my reward before I complete the projects I have in mind.

So progress is being made and I hope to finish phase one by the end of September. Once that happens, I plan to take the new site "live" by the end of October and begin writing new posts there.

I may attempt to import all the OVB posts I intend to keep all at one time, or slowly bring them over to the new site. That depends on how "smooth" that migration technology works. I know that some of the coding in blogger is not 100% compatible with the new hosting site, so we'll just have to see how that goes.

Thanks again.