Table by Marcus Hinrichs
Whoops. The countdown is for the wedding, but other parts of life keep pushing wedding thoughts out the window.
A friend and website designer extraordinaire is working on our website, and it requires my participation.
First, I had to write new copy for the website, using key phrases over and over. If we want people to find us when they google “custom kitchen cabinets”, then I have to mention that we build custom kitchen cabinets. Did I mention we build custom kitchen cabinets? It is fun to build custom kitchen cabinets. And so on.
This process took me a long time. Marcus finally gave me a deadline, which helped immensely.
Mentioning that we build custom kitchen cabinets (over and over and over) helped our Google ratings. Yippee!
Unfortunately, the pictures on our website weren’t too exhilarating. We’ve been taking random pictures of our work since we began in 1993. Some were scanned in from mediocre photos. Many pictures were taken when Marcus was done installing a project, and the light was awful. So the quality of many of the pictures was just plain bad.
I don’t have photo-editing software, so I was stuck.
God knew my frustrations, and sent help. Katherine had a friend over last night. The friend is a photographer and LOVES editing photos. She works with Photoshop, but showed Katherine all the things you could do with Picnik. I looked over their shoulders, fascinated.
This afternoon I edited photos on Picnik, and changed them to the proper size (which had also given me many bang-my-head-on-my-desk moments). It worked!
The pictures still leave a lot to be desired, but they are much better.
When not working on the Project That Lasted Interminably, we went to graduation parties. Hard to believe the girls Ashley grew up with are now beautiful young women, going off to college this year. Harder to believe Ashley is getting married in two weeks. Which leads us to what we’ve all been waiting for…
Photo by Collin Geldmeier