This week I decided it was time to move my web site to a different host for a savings of $28 per month. That’s quite a tidy sum per year, and the new hosting service actually has some better perks. However, as these things often go, it hasn’t been as simple as it was supposed to be. My old host is also my DSL provider, and although the domain servers have switched and *other* people can see my new location (I know because I uploaded with a slight difference and I asked a friend to check for me), I still can’t see it because my view is through the DSL where I had the old name servers. It also means I can’t download my email yet. I can read it on-line as web mail but I can’t get it onto my computer until those old name server codes disappear. They told me it would take about an hour when I called. It’s been three hours now.
I’m a bit of a techno-nerd. I like my electronic gadgets. I love writing on a computer and sending email and web designing. I like my digital camera and my digital music and my cell phone. I’m the person friends contact when they can’t figure something out with their computer software or with Yahoo Groups. Don’t get me wrong. I’m not an expert by any stretch of the imagination. That’s my son-in-law who makes his living making other companies’ systems run right. Yes, I love my electronics, but oh, when they aren’t working right, how frustrating it all is.
So here I am, tapping those shoes that were dancing a couple of days ago, waiting for things to start working right again. Sigh…..