Shelley is out this week recovering from her operation, so Ed has taken over the show and it has gone off the rails.
Please come back soon Shelley!
Here is what Ed did in Shelley's absence:
- Streamed a FB Live episode of the show.
- Recorded this episode with his various gadgets and gizmos.
- Stripped out the audio and posted it here for your please.
Ed's lunacy aside we are working on some new directions for the show starting this summer so the next few weeks are not going to be anything like the previous 30+ episodes.
Please be patient and forgive us now for any temporary drop in show quality or the overall lack of consistency. It will be better when we are done.
For the FB Live video please visit this link.
For anyone new to our show, recently we had an episode explaining Shelley's battle with breast cancer that started in June 2018, four months after we started this podcast.
Here is a link to that episode: Shelley's Battle with Cancer
The great news is that she is cancer free after her first surgery last October and follow up exams and treatments. We got the final word that she is free and clear with no need for chemo or radiation treatments. Tomorrow morning is her final surgery to complete the reconstruction process and with all the preparation at work and home, we just didn't have time to record and produce an episode of decent quality.
Shelley's recovery is estimated to take 2 weeks or so during which time I will be posting some previously recorded content and we are making plans to rework the show in May.
Please keep Shelley in your thoughts and prayers.
This was the best PodFest EVER!
Well, except Shelley wasn't there, so it had a major downside for Ed. =(
This year PodFest was bigger with more speakers, more vendors, and more attendees than ever before! If you are thinking about starting a podcast in 2019 then you need to join a local podcasters meetup, check out the PodFest Facebook group, and make plans to attend PodFest 2020 in Orlando!
Ed had the honor of speaking at PodFest on a panel with some amazing producers - John Largent, Danny Ozment, Carey Green, and William Howell! It was great to work with you guys!
Links for some of the highlights from PodFest 2019
On February 9th we celebrated our 1st year anniversary in podcasting! Though we had a great first year in podcasting, 2018 proved to be full of more challenges than we expected.
In June of 2018 our show's host was diagnosed with breast cancer. That is about the time we took our short hiatus. Ed quit his day job selling for Mermaid Vodka to get his real estate license. We moved our home and studio very quickly. What may have seemed like random chaos was so we could prepare for Shelley's treatment.
In October she had a mastectomy to remove her left breast which had two fairly large tumors. Fortunately, the cancer had not spread beyond her breast and her lymph nodes were clear so she did not require chemotherapy or radiation treatment. From October through mid-January we did our best balancing our show, Shelley's recovery from surgery, and managing what was left of her growing real estate business. There is no way we could have made it through all of this without the love and support of our friends and family or the amazing staff at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa.
As of now Shelley is nearly back up to full speed and she is on pace to have a record sales year. (Ed keeps joking that her surgeon slipped a nuclear reactor in her implant.) Since Ed really is not the person you want helping buy or sell your home he is in the middle of a job search for something in marketing or web development.
We are publishing this episode because when Shelley got her diagnosis we limited telling people who were directly affected by her illness. We didn't really even know her long term prognosis until 2 months after her surgery when she was cleared by the oncologist as being cancer free with an extremely low probability of recurrence. Now that she is through the worst of it we wanted to be sure everyone who knows us has the full story behind the chaos that was the last half of 2018.