The short answer is my website went down when hackers took down my web hosting provider.
I waited for a while, but they never came back, so I parked this website while looking for a new provider. And work got in the way. And my wife and I started doing some weekend exploring trips.
It sometimes takes a while to get back up, especially when you are already over-tasked and don’t have a bunch of available time.
But that is all in the past now. I’ve finally found a new web hosting company, so I’m back. Finally.
My next project here is to finally update the look and feel of my website itself. It is time. And I will get right on that.
Once I find some extra time, of course.
Meanwhile, there are lots of projects happening here at the stations, and I am knee deep in most of them. And a lot deeper than that on one or two.
One of those projects is the stations website has been changed and revamped. It looks great, and as we quickly as we can, we’ll be adding much more to it in the near future. So just keep checking in at escanabaradiogroup.com to see how that project is coming along.
OK, it wasn’t six days on the road. It was actually ten. Sort of.
And I’ve been playing catch-up ever since!
I’ve been out here in Michigan now since the middle of April, but my wife was still in Maine working until the school year ended. Then, she was going to pack up our belongings, so that we could then load up the moving truck and head west. My part of all of this was to fly back, put the last little bit into the truck, and then drive it.
Changes in my initial plan happened long before I returned to Maine. The first Baptism of my Grandson was scheduled for the same weekend. Now obviously I was going to be there, so that added a couple of days. Which was a good thing, as the packing of the house, and subsequent packing of the truck, fell way behind schedule.
It’s amazing how much stuff you accumulate over the years.
Without boring you with all the gory details, I arrived in Maine late Friday night, but didn’t start the journey westward until late Wednesday night. After scheduled family stops (now backed up to Thursday and Friday), we finally hit the road Saturday morning.
During previous moves, I’d driven 26-foot moving trucks, so I wasn’t worried about the long drive. Weekend traffic, however, was an unknown factor that I would have to deal with. Fortunately, I was driving against the bulk of the traffic, so we had no major issues during the drive.
And the truck itself gave us absolutely no issues. In one of my previous moves, I’ve had to deal with trucks that we had to swap out part way through the move (king pins are an important part of the steering operation of trucks, and when they go bad, there are times when you steer and the big, heavy truck you’re driving doesn’t exactly go where you want it to) and trucks that loved to eat oil (one or two quarts of oil every gas stop), but this one ran perfectly.
We arrived back in Michigan Sunday morning, and the Upper Peninsula late Sunday afternoon. Sunday night, my wife saw our apartment for the first time.
It took us three days to unload, and we think we managed to get most of the house stuff in to the apartment, along with most of the storage stuff in to the nearby storage building. I’m sure as we continue the long unpacking process, we’ll be shuttling items back and forth between the two.
And if all goes well, I plan to get back into a regular rhythm of posting to my blog. I know it’s been very haphazard since I’ve arrived here in the U.P., but now that my move is complete and I’m mostly settled in at work, I plan to make the time.