Time to Make Soap!
At Summer Bee Meadow
To our site members, visitors and users of our SBM Soap Calculators and Recipe resizers:
Finally, after 15 years of frustrating effort and doctor after doctor,
we have a diagnosis for myself: PMR, a form of autoimmune disease
causing considerable overall body pain and relentless fatigue. The dagnosis is not as important as the fact that this can now finally be treated. Side effects of the treatment drug are being a problem, but I hope to see
that settling out over time. Volatile diabetes has returned as one side
effect and that needs to be addressed asap. Weight loss is important, so I've lost 50 lbs from my peak weight so far.
My long-time health situation had been slowly deteriorating for years,
though forestalled by my participation in an experimental drug program
several years ago. 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.
I have 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 us. 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.