My apologies to Lemony Snicket for stealing his title. JG and I have been watching this delightful series on Netflix and it seemed appropriate given the trouble I’ve had all week in my blogging world.
It started Sunday, when I logged in to write about my weekend hikers.
When I tried to write a new blog all I got was a blank screen. Having recently received emails from WordPress suggesting I upgrade, I figured it was time, and maybe they were locking me out until I did. They suggested it might take a couple of days to switch to my new domain, so the blank screen kept appearing and I waited
I finally got very frustrated when I was no longer able to comment on other blogs. Now I knew something was seriously wrong. I tried “chatting” with WP reps, tried phoning them (no one answered), tried sending them an email (no reply) and finally I just texted fellow blogger, and friend, LB from Life on the Bike who put me in touch with Joe from The Visual Chronicle. Joe sent me several suggestions, and of course it was the last one I tried that worked. I simply had to clear my cache – well “simply” to some. Thanks to Joe, I’m up and running again. I love the blogging world! Thanks Joe, you’re my new hero.
Two fun hikes this week, first with my working friends who can only come out to play on the weekend. We did a lovely out and back on the Appalachian Trail. Then my retirees and I went to my favorite Hungry Mother.
On the trip home, as everyone was thanking me for being their tour guide, I jokingly said I considered this my “volunteer” work. Between water aerobics, bridge, and hiking, I don’t have a lot of time for charity work – but I’m getting all these women out into the woods – so I think I will start putting that on my resume.
A friend mentioned to me last night that she loved seeing different faces on my hikes. I never know who will show up. I love that I have such a wonderful group, and that I can always find someone to go with me.
By the way, if you haven’t checked out “A Series of Unfortunate Events” on Netflix, I highly recommend it.