• Virtual Private Hosting

    I’ve been having a lot of weird issues with my WordPress websites lately…  I decided it might be time to finally look into Virtual Private Hosting.  In the past, I’d avoided it as it was just too expensive. I looked today, and its only $45/yr more for the base plan over what I’m currently paying for Shared Hosting.  I think I really need to look into this, as it would give me a lot more control, and should fix most of the issues with WordPress.


  • Busy Day

    I had a busy day in Milo today.  I went up for the grand opening of the shiny new Visitor’s Center that the Kiwanis built.  Saw some people I hadn’t seen in awhile, took a few pictures (that my phone then magically decided it never took).

    I spent the afternoon helping Dad clean out his shed. I ended up with a literal truck load of STUFF that was once mine.  On the upside, I did find my big awning tent that Dad thought someone else had.  It was just hiding in the far back of the shed.  I also found my NES and SNES!  I haven’t even dared to plug them in yet… Especially since the case of the NES is in two pieces for some odd reason.  Now if I could just locate the missing box with all the games in it… Only found a few with the systems.  I also managed to grab my hammock!

    Dad and I then spent a bit of the afternoon wandering around Evergreen Cemetery in Milo.  I was going over a bunch of the genealogy stuff I’d found lately, and suddenly we were looking for graves in the cemetery.  We didn’t find much we didn’t already know about. I need to put together a list and he’s going to talk to his buddy Bob who runs the cemetery. He has a fancy book with the location of everyone in it and can at least point us in the right direction.

    Now I must go, Buddy is being needy and wants attention. He hates that I left him alone last night.


  • Spare Time + Boredom = Genealogy!

    I decided to put all this spare time on my hands to good use, and jumped back into family genealogy.  I’ve been working straight for 2 weeks now, and I’ve accomplished a lot!  You’d be surprised how far a two week free trial on Ancestry.com will  get you.

    I started out working on some ancestors I wanted to know more about but didn’t get very far.  I DID manage to find where Michael Dolan came from in Ireland along with his parents’ names, but still can’t locate his immigration info.   I also didn’t get any further with the Barden name, and may have taken a step back. I thought William Barden had come from England, but I found more evidence pointing to him being born in Massachusetts.

    I then decided to spend my time filling in as much of this tree that I could.  It shows 7 generations back from me.

    Pedigree tree of Seth

    I got as far as I could with Ancestry.com.  I managed to fill in a TON of ancestors for my Great Grandmother, Alice Louise Hoskins.  I found a lot of French heritage that had never been mapped out before!  Turns out her family all came form Canada, but they’d been in Canada since the beginning.  They were some of the first settlers 🙂

    I also did some research back into Nancy Rumbaugh and found German heritage! I probably should have figured it out from the name.

    Well, that’s all for now, I need a break from all this genealogy.


  • Of course you realize, this means War

    While outside with Mike and Thor just now, we discovered something under the deck. The neighbor cats have turned it into their bathroom.

    I knew there was a spot on my lawn where they kept digging and shitting, but under the deck there are literal mountains of cat shit.

    I understand why Buddy gets so agitated when they’re outside now. Now I begin research on my counterattack.

    Anyone got suggestions for detering cats?


  • Buddy the Wonder Cat

    Woke up this morning to find Buddy had sprayed on a pile of my dirty laundry, and then that he’d sprayed on Mike’s keyboard. Needless to say, not very happy with him.

    Well, he got what was coming to him.  Mike had filled the bathtub with water and was soaking parts of his keyboard.  Stupid Buddy went to jump into the tub, and didn’t look first. I had a very wet and upset kitty for a bit.