So imagine my surprise when I renewed my website, requesting my editing tools be renewed back down to basic - which is how I created my website and with which my current website was operating, that it should cause my entire website to be deleted. Just.like.that. Hmmmm.... No warning.
Strangely, when I said I did not want to renew the editing tools, they instead literally canceled them on the last day of service and then this was the explanation for the loss of my website (now why would I want to do that? I pay for something for an entire year and then cancel it on the last day and get no money back...and, no warning of the consequence from you, dear sales person, despite your spending so much time on my welfare trying to "save me money" by pushing me to renew a website for three years rather than the one I specifically told you I wanted...but, no, I needed to consider it so that my monthly fee will be a few dollars cheaper - though it will cost me considerably more out of pocket? (Assuring me I would get my money back should I cancel the website...ummmm....not taking that bet.)
So, after many hours yesterday...they finally reloaded my website (despite telling me it was gone - then why do I pay for your top level hosting service with back up???) My husband, who is in IT, felt it was up a little too quickly to have actually been restored from a backup (he had taken over at that point...I was a little beyond being nice about the whole thing and was threatening canceling through AMEX.) Though, the one they put back up is not the latest version and I have no copy in my account...so, meh, at least I had a copy to work from.
My point? Sadly, while I lost my old Blogs, as few as they were. And, I lost my old commenters, too. Most importantly, yesterday was a drag...literally, it dragged on me. It was a big fat waste of time trying to get them to put something that I paid for back up. It was frustrating and time I will not get back. But it is also over. Then, I spent hours putting it back together, yesterday and today - time I wanted to spend doing other stuff. And it still needs tweaks...but, it will always need tweaks. That is life. There are days that are going to smash us in the face with minutia or devastation that we do not want to deal with. Stuff that derails all the other stuff we would rather be doing. People are going to infuriate us with the incompetence. Deal with the problem, ask for help when you need it...wrap it up and move on or at least get a handle on it. But, remember, it is not an excuse for self-abuse, it is a good reason for self-care. Get assistance, talk to that someone that can help you work out a problem, eat well, sleep right...do not use these things to excuse substance misuse, food binging or mistreating those you care about. Breathe and find something to laugh at...even if it is some component of ridiculousness regarding the situation that is aggravating you. I hope today is not one of those days. Have a lovely Friday!
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