Jan 17

I'm not complaining about page views but I've been noticing for the past few days I've been getting a lot of hits from China, and I mean A LOT, take a look below.

This screenshot was taken two hours ago, so it is current.  I'm just wondering why I'm all of the sudden getting a ton of hits from China.


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Sep 16

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Sep 16

Well it'f official, at 9:17 P.M. EST I put the paperwork in the mail to shut down Galway IMT, my first company.  I'm not going to say it didn't hurt, I really wanted my first company to last my lifetime, and really I could have just let it go on existing but that meant doing paperwork for a company that wasn't doing anything and that doesn't make sense.

Beside the whole it's not making any money thing, I also need to focus on Nurse Tutor Inc now more than ever and having Galway there in the back of my mind would have distracted me and only hurt both companies.

I know I've said this all before in the previous post but I guess I needed to remind myself why I'm doing it.  I moved to a credit union when the bank I was with was demanding a maintenance fee for a low account balance, and the credit union was a pain to work with online to get accounting done, but I did it to keep the company alive.  I dumped money into the account to try and launch websites to give the company income, all of which failed by the way.  I just was never ready to give up on my first company, and really I'm still not, but I know it's for the best and hopefully some day I can build a successful company and forget about Galway IMT, then again it was my first company and like a first love you never really forget about them you just learn to move on.

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Aug 16
Gene Wilder 
June 11, 1933 - August 29, 2016
As they say in Corsica... Goodbye - Gene Wilder

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Jun 16
**Mr. Howard Shriver has passed away**
Below is copied from the reddit post, it is links to HERE
All glory to reddit user 858

Pictured is Mr. Howard Shriver, a WWII veteran who served in the Marianas Islands and the Philippines. He lives in an assisted living facility in Marietta, OH and will celebrate his 98th birthday on July 12.

I am hoping to make his 98th memorable.

I am asking anyone who would like to thank a member of the Greatest Generation - the first Soldier called up from Williamstown, WV - to send a birthday card. I'd love to see him get hundreds of cards, to show appreciation and give him something to talk about for a while.

If you can support him with a birthday card, the address is (I have his permission to share):

Howard Shriver c/o Brookdale Senior Living 150 Browns Road, A16 Marietta OH 45750

Let's do this, it's only a few bucks for a card and a stamp, skip your Starbucks for a day and bring some joy to this man on his birthday!

Apr 16

After a lot of thought I have decided to shut down Galway IMT.  I orginally formed the company to run trucking contracts, and after two years of losing every bid I placed I decided to try other things, all of which failed.

In 2015 I formed a company with my mom NurseTutor.net and we are preparing to launch the site in the next few months.  I've known that I was unable to fully focus on Nurse Tutor or Galway IMT, and since Nurse Tutor has more potential for success at the moment and Galway IMT has been unsuccessful for 6 years the choice was obvious (but not easy to come to), Galway IMT should be shut down so that I can devote all my attention to Nurse Tutor.

I don't consider this a failure, most businesses don't make it.  But I do see this as a huge lesson, I learned all the skills I will need to run Nurse Tutor Inc. from running Galway IMT, and now I can run Nurse Tutor more effectively and without a huge learning curve.

So yes this is a bit painful as it is my first company and I wanted to make it work, but I also know that this is the best decision in the end.  And who knows, once Nurse Tutor is up and running and I don't need to give it all of my attention, I can start a new company, I still have lots of ideas.

Mar 16

Please welcome a guest blogger to oppy1984.com, my mom...yeah I know, but she has some things to say and I'm giving her a spot to say them without having to build her blog.  So look out for posts from Bette Oplinger coming soon!

So play nice, she is my mom after all!

Dec 15

Born To Lose, Lived To Win