Summer Bee Meadow
Home of the SBM Soap Calculators
& Recipe Resizers
To our site members, visitors and users of our SBM Soap Calculators and Recipe resizers:
My long-time health situation had been slowly deteriorating for years, though forestalled by my participation in an experimental drug program several years ago (Eli Lilly drugs - Subject drug has been named "Dulaglutide" and is expected to be submitted for FDA approval in 4th quarter of 2014). Unfortunately, when that trial ended, my health again took a downward spiral. The upshot is that we had to curtail retail activity here at SBM some time ago due to the load I was putting on our family.
My current status is permanent disability and my ability to keep things up is intermittently totally curtailed. The last several weeks has been such a period and, after some changes at our website hosting service, the SBM site became difficult, if not impossible, to access due to some complicated changes needed in its "back end".
I had been unable to expend the full day's work needed to make the SBM site right until recently and I think I've done what's needed to bring SBM and its popular calculators back.More is needed, but I should be able to accomplish that in dribs and drabs.
I have also been working on a new website a bit at a time, SBMCrafters.com, where I intend to also host the SBM Calculators and Recipe Resizers to doubly insure against site failure due to inevitable changes in the programs used and at our hosting services.
SBMCrafters.com is in slow-construction status at present. When completed, it will be a place where visitors can start or join in discussions on their crafts or hobbies, whatever they may be, can maintain personal blogs and even submit "how-to" or other articles on craft & hobby topics. It will have built-in facilities for anyone to add content of their own and encouragement to do so. Ever want to help build a website? Here's a place where you will be able to do just that.
In the meantime, please bear with me. I've made changes at SBM to improve its stability over time without maintenance, will do more of the same and am slowly putting together SBMCrafters.com in similar manner. It's a way to keep myself busy a bit at a time as I am able.
I apologize for the disruption to SBM and will do my best to see it is not repeated.