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informal week in review gathering place for bloggers.
It is also a place to share our thoughts about things of a bookish nature.
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The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by
Kimberly @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer
~ It’s a chance to share news~
A post to recap the past week on your blog, showcase books and things we have received, and share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead.
HAPPY SUNDAY EVERYONE!
It was another interesting week around here. First, it was bitterly cold. The wind was crazy all week.
On Monday I finally heard back from the company which was my final shot at cloning my blog. Their email asked me to check some different options on their product and to run the backup again during the day so they could watch the process. Not happy to lose a day of work I reluctantly agreed. The backup ran all day and into the night. It got to the last 2 files and got stuck. By then the person that I was working with had left for the day. In fact, I learned the next day, they had left at about 4 p.m. our time. I had used their “24/7” chat box that evening without a reply. Sending the final message and email at about midnight our time and went to bed. I was livid! When I got up Tuesday, there was another email asking me to tweak a few preferences in their program and run it again. There was no freaking way I was going to waste another day, so I sent them a terse message and demanded a refund. It was a good thing I had not deleted their plugins because I needed to give them some new code so they would refund my money. It took a few days but I received my money back and deleted everything on my end.
Later that day I received an email from the billing department at Tiger Tech, which hosts my blog. They had several new files attached to my account that pushed me way over my allotted usage. These were the unfinished backup files that were of no use to anyone. I asked them to please delete them which they did right away and my usage was back to normal. They could have just hiked my rate because truthfully I wasn’t even thinking about these partial files, but instead, they contacted me and handled it immediately. I can’t say enough good things about the people at Tiger Tech. Too bad the backup migration company was not as customer-orientated.
On Wednesday the I’m an idiot day of the week started. While troubleshooting the issues I was having on my blog I deactivated and reactivated every plugin to see if that was causing the problem except the Jetpack and Jetpack Boost plugins because the widgets with the issues were Jetpack products. Wednesday as I was searching for a new theme on a whim I deactivated the Jetpack Boost plugin and magically my blog was back to normal. The banners were again running across the top and the GoodReads widget had both a title and content. You would think they would check their updates to be sure they worked with their other products but apparently not. I have replaced their plugin with another one that does not conflict with the others and have sent feedback to the people at Jetpack but have yet to have a reply. I am sure since I have not paid for the Pro edition, my complaints are pretty low on their totem pole. I have also turned off Auto Updates on all my plugins so I have more control and will be able to note when changes are made. Great lessons learned but way too much time spent on a stupid problem.
I still plan to update my blog with a new theme and look for ways to help it load faster on all devices but now I can do it on my schedule. A schedule where I don’t miss out on my grandchildren’s events. In fact today, I am off watching Remi at another basketball tournament.
Away from the blog I have been bingeing on Below Deck: Adventure on Peacock. Aside from the crew drama I was thrilled to see this season takes place in Norway. A place I will never be able to travel to in person. The visuals are just awesome. It is a beautiful country with unique adventures for the guests. On the final adventure, the guests had lunch in a wonderful underground cave. Other adventures included parasailing and ziplining. Each episode is like a virtual vacation. I hope there is a Season Two.
A really good thing happened Friday night. Mr. Dollycas used to be an avid reader like me but after our son died he just stopped. Nothing could hold his interest. He received his own Kindle Fire for Christmas and was using it mostly for puzzles. A couple of weeks ago he asked me to recommend some books. I told him there was a series by a Wisconsin author set in Wisconsin that I had been wanting to read and that he may enjoy. The Northern Lakes Mysteries by Jeff Nania were all on my Kindle so I shared them with him. I knew he had started book 1, Figure Eight. Friday I heard him say “just one more chapter”. Then as he got ready for bed he told me one chapter turned into two and that he couldn’t wait to finish the book the next day. I said I am so glad you are enjoying that book, he then smiled and informed me that he had finished the first book, written a review on Amazon, and now was finishing book 2, Spider Lake. He is starting book 3, Bough Cutter today. I am so happy we can share thoughts on books together again.
How was your week?
Weekly Rewind – January 30 – February 4, 2023