This is copied/pasted from a temporary blog I set up thinking this one was long gone…

New Home on the Web – 9/29/10

As much as I hate to say it, this is our new blog home on the web. Not that I don’t like WordPress or anything – I do! I used WordPress on our other self-hosted blog. But, that blog, the business website, that hosting company, is apparently gone. Gone without notice. 7 years worth of blog history plus all business contacts GONE. I did back up everything a while ago. Can’t remember how long. Can’t find it on one external drive and will be checking another soon. Not that I think I can extract the info… I backed it all up in case something like this should occur. Well, not exactly this but some unforeseen disaster. Anyhow, I’m pretty bummed about it still. The children and I had fun looking back over old posts occasionally. I keep a record of things on the calendar and, of course, pictures. But, I’m not a great “diary keeper” and the old blog was essentially just that.

As you can see, there are some “ancient” posts before this one. Long before we had private hosting, I had a free site and then tried Blogger. I never deleted the blogger posts and so was able to transfer them here. It’s something…but compared to what was lost, it’s almost nothing. I’m not going to mope about it too long. I am a little ticked though and grieved a bit. It will pass eventually…

I don’t remember off the top of my head all that I had in my sidebar or blogroll, etc. but I’ll do my best over time to add back what I can. (Feel free to remind me of things in a comment if you want.)

So, that’s my first official post here…a rant and a lament. Off to a good start huh? Hopefully, it will feel like home sooner rather than later. (I already miss doing my own html/css, etc.)

Needless to say, I’m thrilled this website/blog is back, that the info is not lost!! It was a little distressing to have the business info gone and no way for anyone to place online orders. People could call or email but there was no way for people to see product, shipping info, etc. And, entering the holiday season! Anyhow, we are relieved although still perplexed. You can be sure I’ll be backing everything up again just in case and then making a note in my binder as to where the info is this time! Just so long as I have it, I can figure out how to transfer when the time comes…if it comes to that.

I’m still working with an aged/decrepit computer so I can’t promise when I’ll get back to more interesting posts. I did have a nicer older computer given to me a few days ago but within 24hrs the hard drive blew. I tell you…the irony about kills me sometimes…. Both computers given to us within the last year would be about $100 each to fix. The second one might be worth it. We’ll see.

Must end this rather rambling post. So glad to be back “home” though! 🙂

‘Til next time,
Tamara

ps – Should this blog ever become defunct again, you can find us at: athomeinalaska.wordpress.com

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