I'd like to send a huge thank you to everyone who attended my session and express my appreciation for your patience and understanding.
In case you weren't there, Huntsville which usually boast a nice almost balmy average temp in the 50's, this time of year, was visited by a freak winter storm, which here in AL is rare and crippling. As a result, the conference goers had to cut things short and leave the site early on Friday as the ice was coming in.
By Sat. morning, the steep and windy road to the conference site was a sheet of ice and the site had no power. Luckily, by the afternoon hours, the road up the mountain to the museum was open, and power had been restored. The conference could go on, but with some major scheduling changes.
My presentation at 2:30 was set to take place in the parlor of the mansion. Before the weather adjusted the schedule, the parlor would have been vacant for about an hour before my presentation, plenty of time to set up and adjust the projector. I got there early with this intention in mind.
However, with the new schedule adjusted for mother nature and technical difficulties in the presentation before mine, leading them to go a little bit over, I wasn't able to get into the room until about 2:35 ish. Not only had I lost the prep time I'd hoped for, my presentation was behind schedule, before I even walked into the room.
In true Murphy's law fashion, the projector I'd expected to use, (which I was familiar with) didn't make it into the room. Another model was in it's place, and that took some time to get working, and may never have worked if one of the attendees didn't step in and help. I owe her a huge debt of gratitude!
This whole time, I heard no complaints from the attendees, they were all so patient, and I am very grateful for that. But I do still feel badly because I had wanted their experience to go so much more smoothly. But weather is weather and you can't get upset with a snow flake.
So, I'm taking the next several weeks to write up some of my info, with recipes, tutorials, resources, and such. I hope you enjoy them.
As always, please feel free to leave comments in the comments sections. I'd love to hear from you.