Life and Technical Difficulties

I apologize that it has been so long since I last posted.  I actually have been working on the blog some, I just haven’t posted.

I have been working on some of the other aspects of my blog, such as trying to get my blogroll to work the way I want it to (still not there… no spacing between the entries… grrrr).

Also, you may have noticed that some of my images have disappeared — immediately obvious would be my background image and my header image.  Any images I had stored locally, rather than at PhotoBucket, are gone.  So I’m trying to figure that out, if it can be figured out.  If not, I’ll have to upload them all to PhotoBucket, and re-link each one.

Oh, look at that!  My “About” page is gone!  *sigh*  Okay.  I guess I’m paying for not backing up my blog before updating or something.

Aside from technical difficulties, there’s some other stuff going on.  Everybody’s got a life, right?  Okay, that’s debatable.  I do happen to have a life, though, and like most people’s lives, mine gets messy and crazy sometimes.  This summer has been a bit of a blur of doctor’s appointments, funerals, and even a heart attack scare.

My husband enjoys what he does.  Like most jobs, there are some aspects of it that he doesn’t care for, but all in all, he enjoys it.  Unfortunately, his job came with a lot of stress… stress that was multiplied when he found himself the last man standing in his department, and stress that has been compounded almost weekly ever since, as more and more responsibilities are added to his position.  Some people thrive on high-stress jobs, but my husband is not one of them.

Then he started having chest pain.  Pain on the left side, and into his left arm.  Pain between his shoulder blades.  Classic heart attack symptoms.

We have no insurance, but this is something you don’t ignore (unless you’re that friend of mine who allowed his toe to get infected to the point at which it was almost a threat to his life, because going to the doctor is expensive — YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE).  So we went to the doctor and had some labs done as a precaution, but it turned out to be a pulled muscle, thank you, Lord!

His job had become too much for him, though, so he is now working part-time training his replacement.  This will allow him to have some income while he gets some much-needed rest, and starts looking for a new job.

Meanwhile, the rest of us are pulling together to try to bring in some extra money, to help bridge the gap during this time.  I’m listing some things to an Etsy store, Galadriel is making jewelry, and we’ve got a couple of other things going on.

I would greatly appreciate your prayers for my husband, as he looks for a new job to support his family.  And be assured that I have not abandoned my blog!


Life and Technical Difficulties — 3 Comments

  1. So glad to learn Hubby is ok! Sometimes a scare is a sign to slow down a bit and take stock of what is really important in life. Money sure is nice, but we have learned to live on a heck of a lot less since we retired. Took us quite a while to realize what we don’t really need. It wasn’t easy – that’s for sure! But I must say we are a lot happier. A wish list is now only for items we really do need and we cut back on other things to save for it. A united family is priceless and it’s just something money cannot buy.
    Keep us posted on how all of you are doing! And thank you for kindly listing me on your sidebar!

  2. I’ll pray for you guys! Hang in there. Macky (my blogging teen) should be chiming in soon to swap contact info with you. In case she can’t figure it out, she’s at *email removed*.

  3. I will be definitely be praying for your husband. I am glad it wasn’t a heart attack. My dad OJD told me you wanted to get in contact with me. Here is my email: *email removed*. I wish your family the best!

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