July 31

It’s not about the weather.

where i'd rather be today
ready to go


I think it’s more a matter of planning that stops me from heading to Flagstaff this weekend rather than any sort of issue about the weather.  If we left early in the morning I’m sure we could be out of the high temperature zones within 50 minutes – and when the altitude goes up the temperature goes down.

The problem for me is that I don’t want to have to deal with the planning or execution of making a journey out of town at this time.  Each of the last four excursions out of Arizona have been at my pleasure, and have been entirely my responsibility.  My stress level has been hovering around 9.4 for the last couple of weeks and, I just don’t think I can do it again so soon regardless of how much I really want to get a break from the heat of the summer.

I really would go along as long as I didn’t have to manage the entire process.  Perhaps Hal will have enough energy left to take care of the details, but I’m doubting it.  Even if by some stroke of luck we ended up going anyway, it would probably be a good idea for us to take a car instead of the bikes.



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July 31

The reboot

On July 30th 2014 I attempted to contact my hosting provider for assistance with an outbound email problem.  The problem was that for nearly the entire week previous (July 20th), no email from Loux.ORG had been delivered to any recipient.  Inbound mail was working as expected, but outbound was not.  When I attempted to contact the hosting provider, I started with a phone call and waiting about 10 minutes before resorting to web-chat.  The web-chat was also full but said someone would be with me in 20 minutes and started a count-down.

The count-down ran for the entire 20 minutes, then sat at 1minute remaining for approximately 60 more minutes.  I abandoned that effort and went back to the phone.  After another 10 minutes on the phone, I pointed my browser to a new (and local) hosting provider to begin the process of transferring Loux.ORG to their services.  Before another 20 minutes went by, this new provider had helped me choose which services I wanted, got them paid for with many discounts, threw in an additional domain, and had the service transfer IN progress.  The DNS switch-over took a few hours, but here we are.

This is the reboot of ‘This child’s life” with the new hosting provider, GoDaddy Inc.


Thanks Bob!



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