Curse Words Redacted

Angry, I am. Much has changed in the blogging world since I was here last. Many things on my blog no longer work — like adding posts and actually getting my page to load. Half the time when I press the update feature, I get an error report that I do not have the expertise to address. I WANT to blog my quilting progress, but it seems the tech does not agree. I am feeling extremely discouraged.

For four days, I wrote panicked emails to DreamHost. Each time they answered with a different solution. Finally I am up and running. I think. At least I no longer get the spinning wheel for hours, and then a page 500 server error. But what I did get with this last little bit of information was a notification that they were done helping me and would not talk to me again until February 20th. I have been a loyal customer since 2007. This is probably the 3rd time I have ever used support, and never before have I required more than a few minutes of their time. Doesn’t that mean I should have unused tech credits?

Actually, I believe they have helped me with my tech problem and all that remains is to fill in the gaps in my education — not their job — but that little footnote on the bottom of the page saying they’re ignoring me until February 20th still rankles. What if something new goes wrong?

However, if you’re reading this post, it looks like nothing new went wrong.

What’s New With Amoeba & Quilly?

Well, Amoeba spent a week in Louisiana, came home for a few days and then flew off to Hawaii. He came home from Hawaii for a few hours — literally just long enough to get the clothes in his suitcase washed and repacked — and drove to Seattle where he is now.

I have been busy, too, but not jet setting. I have been right here at home gardening and cleaning the garage. I had to clean the garage because we bought a second car. Well, it is sort of a car …. It is street legal and we have it licensed and insured, but calling it a car is kind of ambitious. It is a little electric Ford TH!NK Neighbor.

Buggy

I call it a buggy and I love it. It only goes 25 mph, but that is plenty fast enough in town — and one can still get a speeding ticket in it on many of our local streets. (No, neither of us have done so nor do we plan to). I told Amoeba I would happily trade him cars. He can have the Malibu and I will have the buggy. He said no — then he got in the Malibu and went to Seattle!

Of course, going to Seattle in the buggy could be an ordeal since one would have to make at least 3 eight hour stops to recharge the battery along the way. And I am happy zip, zip, zipping around in the buggy.

Fly Time

I’ve been doing internet research on Cheap Flights. It is time for a trip east to see Amoeba’s family. We were there last February for Amoeba’s mom’s 80th birthday, but it looks like we won’t make it back until April this year.

I am all up for visiting in April. I recall very well that February was cold! I’ve had enough of that now, thanks. I’m looking for warm and All Cheap Fare is helping me! They offer up to 65% off the price off regular airfare!

At any rate, Amoeba wants me to score the Airline Tickets asap. The earlier we buy the cheaper they are.

I am excited to see Tilden! I am also excited to see the Atlantic up close and personal. I saw it last year, but I didn’t get out of the car. It was way too cold!

Speaking of being warm, All Cheap Fare also sells vacation packages. You suppose Amoeba would notice if I booked a vacation for two in the Caribbean? I can see me on the beach with one of those little umbrella drinks in my hand.