What a ride!

What a RideI was dissatisfied with the hosting WordPress offered even though it was not too expensive. But after using WordPress hosting several of the features I needed, or wanted, were not available unless I upgraded to premium or business hosting. I looked around and decided to host my website on GoDaddy. The price was right, only $12.00 a year. (a special offer). I moved my WordPress site using an exported xml file. The initial import went well, and my site loaded perfectly.

While I was updating my pages and posts (many things get broken during an import) my GoDaddy hosting kept going down. I called support and they couldn’t find anything wrong. I kept updating my pages and my site would go off-line when I tried to save my work. I called GoDaddy support again to no avail. My site went back on-line while I was waiting for my turn. To correct the problem (if it was something I had done) I removed my site and imported it again. That was a mistake. Most of the media would not import, the system said it already existed.

During all of this, while I was again trying to repair my post and pages, the server came back with a server error that indicated the server was undergoing scheduled maintenance and to check back in a minute. I gave up for the night and went to bed. Now it is the next day and everything seems to be going well. I haven’t had any failures so far today.

To Work or not to Work

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I can’t decide if I want to continue to work. I took official retirement in 2012. That worked well for me for a few years then I started to get bored with not having anything to do. After a while I got a job at McDonald’s. Working at McDonald’s is a tough job, the work is very demanding, customers are very demanding, and the company is very demanding.

I’ve worked at McDonald’s for just under three years and have reached a point where I don’t want to work anymore. It gets more difficult to go into work every shift. Last week I called in sick on Tuesday and on Wednesday I texted my boss indicating I wouldn’t be in for the rest of the week. I need to mention I have submitted my notice to quit on three previous occasions. Each time management has talked me into not quitting so I stayed on.

Today is Sunday and I have one more day off before I am scheduled to work again. After having a week off going back to work is not something I am looking forward to. There is one problem, I like the money I earn at McDonald’s. My question to you and the universe is; should I go back to work or should I quit?

 

My Journey to WordPress

I started to write a story about how I got to this WordPress blog. I originally wanted a simple short story but found my story was getting far too complicated and would be of limited interest. Let me just say after much trial and error my website ended up being hosted on the WordPress servers. I find WordPress hosting to be inadequate in that most of the features I had on other hosting services require an upgrade on WordPress.  Since I paid for a years’ worth of hosting I’ll have to do with the features that come with the personal plan. I’ll relocate my website in another year.

Political Madness

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In my opinion many of the people in the US have gone mad. Political parties on both sides of the aisle have gone off the rails. I see dishonesty and corruption in and around most of the issues that are considered headline news. How do I determine what the truth is? How do I find the real truth?

There was a time when I trusted the news I saw on television or listened to on the radio. The news I see and hear now, coming out of washington, reminds me of grand theatre. I see our political leaders performing for the camera and not really accomplishing anything. will it ever end? When will our government officials and leaders return to the business of governing our country without prejudice?

decision

I have visited a few WordPress sites recently and have noticed most of them land on their blog posts instead of a static home page. I like my home page but the information posted there is stale and not relevant anymore (if it ever was). I think I’m going to make some changes.

Updating

I had forgotten how much work was involved in transferring a website from one host to another. Repairing broken links, uploading lost pictures, and correcting page layouts. I have found something broken on every page I have checked, many more to go. This work should keep me busy for several weeks.


 

New Day

This is the first post in a very long time. To many of my posts start with this line. It seems I loose interest in my projects too quickly. I’ll see how things go this time. In a while I’ll post about my trip to San Francisco.

Cataract Surgery

I had cataract surgery today. The lens was replaced on my right eye. The procedure went well and so far there are no complications. I’m going to have the left eye done in two weeks. Things are going well.

Forgotten website

I have known for a long time that there aren’t many people visiting my website. One of the reasons I have keep this site open is to make it possible for friends and relatives to find me. For a period of time I posted my address and phone number, hoping someone would call or write to me. Nothing ever happened except I started getting a lot of robo calls.

This website has been on the internet for 20 or more years. It’s appearance has changed many times and may continue to change as I get new ideas about its appearance. I don’t use the website to its full potential, I could use it as a personal daily blog but I don’t often have a lot of news or interesting information to share.

I don’t use Facebook very often so if messages are left for me on Facebook chances are I may not see them until months after they were posted. I intend to include a contact page so anyone interested in contacting me will have an easy way to do so.

Dilemma

I am having a hard time deciding what to do about my McDonald’s employment. The other day I submitted my resignation. Patty talked me out of resigning. She said something to the effect that she can’t get along without me. She gave me Saturday and Sunday off and I will have a static schedule of 8 AM to Noon Monday through Friday. I’m going to give the new schedule a try to see how it all works out.