Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Spring Cleaning

Excuse the dust, folks. Here in the Pinon Tree we're in the midst of sprucing up the nest.

Several months ago Blogger made some changes and encouraged us to make the switch to the Newer, Improved Blogger! I saw the claims that it would be Better, Easier and offered Amazing Features! I duly ignored all such claims and blogged along merrily in old dependable Blogger.

But, at long last, they got the best of me and I was basically forced to update. I picked a new template that looks cleaner and brighter. I began to wonder why I'd not done this sooner.

Until I started having problems getting things reinstalled. I lost my link list and a few other sidebar items. I couldn't access the promised back-up copy of my old blog. Being the techno-idiot that I am, it's all taking me a lot longer to rebuild than I'd expected. I'll get there. Someday! I think all my archives are working now and I was, after much adieu, able to get my Amazon book recommendations back up and functioning.

Meanwhile, like all spring cleaning, I am tired and have some aches and pains from the exertion, but it feels good to undertake a good cleaning-out now and then. We'll get everything properly rearranged again soon.


Anonymous said...

Hi Valerie,

I find your blog very intersting. My husband (born and raised in Italy) and I are currently living in Cleveland, Ohio. We have been playing with the idea of moving to Le Marche. We have fallen in love with Urbino. Are you near that city? Is there any advice you can give?


Valerie said...

Hi Marlena! That's funny...I grew up just down the road from Cleveland. Urbino is about 2 1/2 or 3 hours drive from here. Send me an email and we can chat about Le Marche! (email is in my profile).