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Hey guys,

Thank you for being so patient while I got us moved over to our new server. It's been many years since I've had to do that alone. Over the past couple of years I have gone through a lot of life changes, to include a divorce after 23 years together, losing my main admin helper, Wotsit, due to his personal schedule changing and now Pete has had to step away for a time due to his personal schedule, so now it's just me. I'm starting to get used to this alone thing. I think it suits me, to be honest. But, I'm hoping to find some help keeping IBTheme going during the hours I can't be here because of classes. I hate not having a work partner. I've always had someone helping me ever since I first started IBSkin back in 2003. The problem is, finding someone I can trust.

First, let me say... IBTheme will NOT be closing. EVER! I have worked 16 years since 2003 to keep this site alive and kicking and I'm not about to let it go after all that hard work and dedication. I've just had to try to adjust with all these recent changes in my life.

So here's where things stand...

We are on a new server, I'm running the site alone now, and I'm also a full-time college student. After my divorce, I had no choice but to go back to school for a higher education in web development to further my career because I have no official degree to obtain good employment to support myself now that I'm alone. Everything I have ever known about web development until now has been self-taught. I want ...no, I NEED to be more than just a designer. I need to know the programming side of things so I can make my themes even more desirable as well as making myself more desirable to employers. Working from home is great, but it doesn't make enough to support myself on my own right now and I have to think about my future, especially if I intend to stay single. I'm currently in school Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays & Fridays. I have no classes on Wednesdays and the weekends, BUT... I do have homework. I'm taking classes on campus, not online, so my time is not my own right now. I have final exams from April 27th through May 4th, and then I'll be off for the summer to handle IBTheme full time. I've adjusted my schedule for classes for the fall so that I'm only having to be in class 2 days a week instead of 4 like I'm doing now. That way, I'll have more time to commit to IBTheme on a regular basis.

If you are waiting on any custom work to be done, I have NOT forgotten about you. I promise. Please bear with me until I get through this month and final exams and I'm done with this semester, then I'll be here full time to stay on top of things with a more reliable schedule that works for all of us as of about May 5th. Right now, because I no longer have any help with upgrades and theme designs or anything else, I have no choice but to start getting these theme upgrades done ASAP and get them rolling out, before I have customers screaming at me and getting upset that they can't use their themes.

I want things back to normal here on the site like it use to be. I was releasing themes on a regular basis, we had a certain layout that was comfortable to all of us and I was present waaaay more than I have been lately. I intend to get it back that way. I just need more hours in the day and perhaps a clone or two. But once I'm done with finals and this semester in college, we will see a lot more of me, a lot more theme releases, a lot more timely updates and a lot better customer support. It is my intention to have IBTheme up to par and running efficiently before fall classes begin so I'm more organized and able to easily push out updates and new themes.

I also need to find a way to get IBTheme more noticed and popular like we use to be, but things have changed and we can no longer advertise on IPS or post sales and new releases in the general customer forums for all to see, so it makes things a lot harder. I'm open to suggestions if anyone has any.

Anway... I've rambled on long enough. I have classes tomorrow and Friday but I'll be here on the site in the evenings trying to finish up this transfer and working on a few theme upgrades and then I'll be here for a half day Saturday and all day on Sunday. There is just so much that has to be done.

Oh, by the way... Mondays are my longest days on campus. I have several classes that day and by the time I get home, I'm so exhausted I usually skip dinner and go straight to watching Netflix until I fall asleep, so I usually won't be here on Mondays, at least up until May 5th when classes are over for this semester.

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Last week when wanting to log in @IBTheme and seeing an error I thought "Gosh, will we have no more nice designed themes from Sherri ?"

Now I'm glad to see you back, but I hope that with your (probably) busy schedule, you will find the time to update some of your themes.

 

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Fist thing You need to do is fix your SSL certificate on this site, my browsers show an unsecure error before you even get to ibtheme.
some people wont go any further when they see the warning.

Can you give me an idea when the updates to the themes will be completed, my only interest is Cambridge but I want to get my forum updated.
If I have some sort of time frame I don't have to keep coming on here each day looking.
Thanks

 

 

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Posted (edited)
On 4/16/2019 at 11:01 AM, bearback said:

1. my browsers show an unsecure error before you even get to ibtheme.
2. If I have some sort of time frame I don't have to keep coming on here each day looking.

1 and 2 = Same here.

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Welcome back Sherri, I am a die hard too and I am not going anywhere either 🙂

I wish you lots of luck with your upcoming examns, it is tough to do what you do at 'an older age' if you get my drift.

Kudoos to you Sherri, honestly.

Pete, good to see you dropping in, how are things in your neck of he woods? How is your wife?

 

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Posted (edited)

@Sherri
Sherri It probably took you longer to delete my post than simply reply to my question?
Can I have an update when the themes are going to be possibly updated, it will save me keep coming on here looking each day.
Thank you

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45 minutes ago, bearback said:

@Sherri
Sherri It probably took you longer to delete my post than simply reply to my question?
Can I have an update when the themes are going to be possibly updated, it will save me keep coming on here looking each day.
Thank you

  You will have an update as soon as I have an update to give. If you had read my 1st post in this thread you would understand why I have been absent from the site. If you do not wish to have your post deleted then please be courteous with your words before posting them. If you had spent more than 5 minutes on this site you would know the hell I've been through over this past year and the fact that this site is still open after everything I've been through is a miracle from God himself. It is taking everything I have left in me to keep from losing the site and now I am having to handle it on my own on top of that, so please be patient I will do the best I can.

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6 hours ago, Jas said:

Welcome back Sherri, I am a die hard too and I am not going anywhere either 🙂

I wish you lots of luck with your upcoming examns, it is tough to do what you do at 'an older age' if you get my drift.

Kudoos to you Sherri, honestly.

Pete, good to see you dropping in, how are things in your neck of he woods? How is your wife?

 

 Thank you so much @Jas  How I've made it this far I have no idea. All I can say is it's a miracle. I just keep pushing forward and praying for the energy and strength to keep going.

Thank you @Pete T for fixing the SSL. I had no idea what was wrong or how to fix it.

Thank you @nylyon and @Rayman4449a for such a warm welcome back. Just when I feel like I can't go on with the site anymore you guys always find a way to make me smile and give me hope and motivation. 💕

I should have a couple of theme upgrades out by tomorrow.

 

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13 minutes ago, Sherri said:

  You will have an update as soon as I have an update to give. If you had read my 1st post in this thread you would understand why I have been absent from the site. If you do not wish to have your post deleted then please be courteous with your words before posting them. If you had spent more than 5 minutes on this site you would know the hell I've been through over this past year and the fact that this site is still open after everything I've been through is a miracle from God himself. It is taking everything I have left in me to keep from losing the site and now I am having to handle it on my own on top of that, so please be patient I will do the best I can.

been here for 5 years now so fully aware of your past and current issues and a regular visitor on this site,   it frustrating when I don't get a response of some sort to a simple question.
I have people keep asking me when the sites going to be updated, so in turn I ask here.;)
Not sure what was wrong with my deleted comment but I will move on and trouble you no more.

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19 hours ago, Jas said:

Welcome back Sherri, I am a die hard too and I am not going anywhere either 🙂

I wish you lots of luck with your upcoming examns, it is tough to do what you do at 'an older age' if you get my drift.

Kudoos to you Sherri, honestly.

Pete, good to see you dropping in, how are things in your neck of he woods? How is your wife?

 

My wife is ok at moment she currently waiting for latest news to when they plan to do Surgery as when she was in Hospital the correct surgeon she needed was unavailable so she was discharged, at moment is on sick leave to 24 April and before she can return back she needs speak her doctor she is allow here return or wait to surgery done.

@bearback is it Cambridge only theme your need ? If so Sunday/Monday i am off work due to Easter Period i could see if could get update done.

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49 minutes ago, Pete T said:

My wife is ok at moment she currently waiting for latest news to when they plan to do Surgery as when she was in Hospital the correct surgeon she needed was unavailable so she was discharged, at moment is on sick leave to 24 April and before she can return back she needs speak her doctor she is allow here return or wait to surgery done.

@bearback is it Cambridge only theme your need ? If so Sunday/Monday i am off work due to Easter Period i could see if could get update done.

Sorry to here your wife's still waiting for surgery, hopefully she will be treated and on the mend very soon.
How's the wrist ? getting any easier to use or still have the cast on, I remember when I broke bones in my hand and was very painful and had to put up with it as I had broken my arm in two places at the same time.:(

Yes its only my old faithful Cambridge theme, but don't worry I know you have a lot on your plate at the moment.
very good of you and thank you.

Happy Easter :D 

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I've been looking forward to the update to Cambridge as well.  I usually update my smaller forum to the latest release, and that one uses Cambridge.

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5 hours ago, bearback said:

Sorry to here your wife's still waiting for surgery, hopefully she will be treated and on the mend very soon.
How's the wrist ? getting any easier to use or still have the cast on, I remember when I broke bones in my hand and was very painful and had to put up with it as I had broken my arm in two places at the same time.:(

Yes its only my old faithful Cambridge theme, but don't worry I know you have a lot on your plate at the moment.
very good of you and thank you.

Happy Easter :D 

The cast come off last week still little pain from time to time having bit physio at moment but taking it easy as keep being told off if over work myself. But i will look at this theme tomorrow promise and hope every does have good Easter.

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17 hours ago, Pete T said:

The cast come off last week still little pain from time to time having bit physio at moment but taking it easy as keep being told off if over work myself. But i will look at this theme tomorrow promise and hope every does have good Easter.

That's good your on the mend

Thanks Pete :D

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42 minutes ago, bearback said:

That's good your on the mend

Thanks Pete :D

Shh look in downloads little Easter surprise 

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just had to renew my subscription but no download showing by 4.4 ?

Will check back later as just on the way out,

thanks again

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54 minutes ago, nylyon said:

I was able to download it, thank you Pete and Happy Easter

Probably my new subscription needs authorising before I can download.

 

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🌼 Hang in there Sherri. I have been around here for ages, I have heard what you are going through and have gone through..I am proud of you for getting up, blowing the dust off,  and bettering yourself..I know dam well you'll make something of yourself..

I don't know what happened between you and IPS, but I'm sure you'll work that out when necessary. Don't forget to add an extra tab on now after that degree comes in..

You remind me of my ex daughter in law, after about 30 years of marriage my son left her.. She is in real estate,  and decided to further herself, like you are doing. Well she did night school at Rice University for a Masters of Liberal Studies. Basically a masters in liberal arts.  She wrote a CAPSTONE PAPER and Michael Bloomberg was the speaker at the graduation. So now he has her  Masters..

Sherri all I have to say to you is"Go for it girl"

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@Sherri  Not seen you about for a couple of weeks so hope all is well and your exams went ok  :)

4.4.3 is the latest version release, hopefully you can now find some time to update the Cambridge theme as I am keen to upgrade. Thank you  

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