Jul 20, 2013  •  In Aerin, Blogging, Funny, Geek, Personal

Mishmash

I wanted to pop in to give you a weekend update!

First up is Aerin’s developmental delays. Many people have been asking about her (a big thank you for your concern!), and the reason why I haven’t written an update is because there hasn’t been much progress.

The state of NJ organizes its early intervention program by divisions that consist of 3-4 counties, and the one for our county doesn’t seem very efficient, at least not in these initial stages. The number that the doctor gave us (which was confirmed via the web) is nothing but an answering service; they take down your information and tell you that someone will call you back within 2 business days. And even then, I haven’t received a callback on all the messages I’ve left.

And of course the two times that someone did call me (over a period of two weeks!), I wasn’t able to get to the phone.

After more than two weeks of playing phone tag, I was finally able to connect with someone yesterday. Following a brief interview, she told me…

That someone will be calling me sometime within the next week to schedule an evaluation.

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So we wait some more.

The next topic of discussion is this blog. Last weekend I had posted a poll asking what you thought of my lack of mobile support, and the majority of you said that I should just keep the design the way it is.

So for the time being, the Geek in Heels design will stay the same. However, I like the idea of a responsive design with an option to view the site in full. (And since such a large portion of the viewers prefer this site the way it is now, perhaps the existing design will be the default view and the visitor will have an option to switch to a responsive version?)  I will be working on that little by little, so it may be months before it’s ready.

In the meantime, I’ve decided that a good compromise would be making the site a more pleasant experience for you. If you stopped by in the past few days, you may have been met with some errors. I apologize for this, as I was am still working on optimizing cache methods, using a CDN, and making other changes to speed up this blog. So far, I have cut down on page load speed by about 60% and I’m hoping to do more!

Lastly…

In case you’re living under a rock…

This weekend is SDCC 2013. Oh how I wish I could be there! I’ve been bombarded by photos and messages from friends who are there to experience it in its full glory, in addition to all the Comic Con coverage in my AOL Reader.

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With the increased commercialism and immense popularity of SDCC in the recent years, the
“First-timer who has no idea what he’s getting himself into” is my favorite. :-) (image source)

will go one year. Correction: me, J, Claire, and Aerin will all go one year, hopefully in the near future, and go all-out in a family costume!

2 Responses to “Mishmash”

  1. chrissy:

    jenny, try looking into your health insurance for aerin. sometimes its covered and you can go to a specialist quicker. we got tested and at age 2 just missed the failing mark. so we called up our insurance company and found out they actually cover it as long as theres a referral.

    • Thanks! I actually got a call today, and was able to schedule an assessment appointment for next week. If that doesn’t pan out, I’ll def look into your suggestion.

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