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The Cobbler’s Children Have No Shoes

Wednesday, Feb. 14th 2007

But Cold Spring Design finally has a new website!

It’s been a long, hard struggle to get version 3 of the Cold Spring site posted! Version 1 took longer than it should have, I remember. You’d think it’d be a gimme, a software/web developer having a website! But client demands always squeek louder than your own marketing needs. So it wasn’t until March 2002 that Cold Spring’s first website went live. Those were the days that I was migrating from software and database development to building websites exclusively. My primary client had just outsourced all their software to India and forced me to evaluate my goals. In retrospect, I owe them a great big thank you! Perhaps I’ll get to design their next website!

Cold Spring Software Design was up and running strong by late 2003. Clients were coming in steadily and my services were in demand. I’d started hosting websites in addition to designing, building and maintaining them. But as Robert Browning said, “Ah, but a man’s reach should exceed his grasp, or what’s a heaven for?”‚ I took a leave of absence from the company, brought in a reliable friend to handle my existing clients, and took off for 5 months to thruhike the Appalachian Trail.

I’ve never looked back. That is to say that, while I reflect upon that trip every day of my life, every day also brings more and more opportunities. I was able to redesign my website and release Cold Spring version 2 upon my return from the Trail. Good thing, too! Life has the wonderful ability to get as busy as you can handle. And then some.

So it’s only now, 28 months later, that version 3 is on the proverbial books. Jeff Lerman is no longer doing business as Cold Spring Software Design. Instead, Cold Spring Design, Inc. has a life of its own, and there are simply not enough hours in the day.

But then again, I’m a firm believer that you can do anything you want to do.

You’ve just got to take the first step.

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