Last week I was told I couldn’t get on an airplane. I had finally gotten around to changing my name (after marrying Sebastien last summer). It was something I put off for a long time, knowing there would be headaches involved. Well, I ran into my first one at the airport – we had bought the ticket a while back, with my maiden name. Things didn’t match up, and there was no way to fix it. Sebastien had to go on without me. I kept his snowboard – there was no way he could carry everything alone.
So much for sneaking in slope-time during his conference.
So, I spent a week at home, and so as not to dwell on the botched trip (and the non-refundable plane ticket) I started a new project. I had been bouncing the idea of a calculator app for the iPad off Sebastien, and we had come up with a few things that might be nice on such a device. Less than a week later, I submitted CalcEdit to the app store (just in time for the iPad opening deadline). I realize it isn’t the prettiest app you’ve ever seen (yet!) but it is functional, and I would dare say useful. Some people might be appalled at the idea of tossing an app into the wild after only a week of development (and without actually testing it on a device – mine will be here tomorrow!) But, all I can say is that I poured a week of my life into this app, a week that should have been spent in the sunny, snowy Alps with my love, and that it sustained me and kept me happy while he was away. And I’m elated to see it working, and accepted for the iPad opening.
Also, I have the price of that plane ticket to recoup