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Sage helping out with packing up for our move 

If you’re reading this, you’ve managed to arrive at the new location for Journey to the Center. About a week ago, I noticed that the “comments” feature on my blog wasn’t working properly. The most recent post that had a dozen comments, was now showing “0 comments” and even posts that did show that they had comments, could not be accessed. Further, navigation between posts was almost impossible. I spent all of my spare time on a couple of days trying to fix the problem, but I don’t seem to be able to get everything working again. My guess is that my server host may have changed the version of WordPress on which Journey to the Center was running. All of my other blogs seem to be working fine, but they are all running on different versions of WordPress. So, I came up with a rather radical plan and that was to export the files of JTTC and create a new blog to import them into. I gave that a shot and sure enough, the blog worked fine and the comments reappeared! That’s a *good thing* as your comments mean a great deal to me and I’d hate to ever lose them or not have them displayed with my posts.

Now, if I knew more about the nuts and bolts of WordPress blogs, I imagine I could fix the original Journey to the Center, but to cut to the chase, at the moment, I just don’t have enough time to mess around with code, uploading and testing files, etc… This method-of-almost-last-resort will have to suffice for now. Later on, maybe I’ll have time to sort things out and solve the mystery of the missing comments, but it will have to wait. As many of you know, I’m in the midst of packing my stuff, painting my house, and trying to get the farm ready to sell. Fiddling with a dysfunctional blog doesn’t contribute anything to my general well-being, so I’ve resorted to the quick-and-dirty solution. So, please change your bookmarks or your blogroll and make the jump to this URL. If you’ve been using, you may have arrived here without even knowing that anything was amiss — if all went according to some of my fiddling around.

Okay, so that’s what has been happening with my blog. I haven’t been posting because I was so vexed over the “missing comments” problem. In other news, I’m doing okay at getting the place ready to list for sale. At times, it seems like I’ll never get finished, but I’ve made a terrific amount of progress considering that I’ve only been here at the farm for a little over a month. On other fronts, I’m managing okay, but finding it very difficult and weird to be here at the farm without Don. Packing our belongings is often a challenge. I left our clothing until almost last as I knew I would find that very hard, and it was. Although I packed a good percentage of Don’s clothes to send off to a local charitable organization, I kept quite a few things too — his favourite coats, jackets, jeans, t-shirts and hiking boots. The grocery lists, notes, pens, and other objects that were in the jacket pockets, will remain there, archived for me to revisit from time to time in the future. I am not, and may never be, ready to part with any of this stuff, and that seems okay.

Meanwhile, Sabrina is well and Sage continues to grow like a weed. Now that I’ve got this new blog up and working, I’ll try to post some photos and/or video sometime very soon.

Well, back to work here!

Written by bev on May 17th, 2009

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