Time Well Spent

I have not been able to update this site for the past several months due to an inability to see the links to the controls on WordPress despite the best effort of the WordPress Support Team and others to resolve the issue.

I originally purchased a new monitor  from our favorite source of electronics this past weekend hoping that would improve the situation.   Upon arriving home, it was immediately connected to my computer. We held our breaths as I entered the control panel of WordPress hoping to be able to see the controls. This did not happen. My very patient husband tested all of the controls on the monitor and adjusted the graphic options on the computer.  The controls remained  not easily visible.

We decided to take my computer and the monitor back to the store where we purchased the monitor and see if the tech support staff there could help.  The person assisting us plugged in the computer and the monitor; connected to the store’s WiFi and accessed the internet using our browser of choice, which is Firefox. I logged in to WordPress and  to our delight and embarrassment we were able to see the controls perfectly. 

A short discussion with the technician revealed that perhaps the problem was a combination of the need to update the browser and clear the cache.  Those were the two variables that had not been considered. Following that discussion we collected the computer and monitor; left the store and headed home.

Upon arriving home we connected the computer to the original monitor before making the chosen changes in the system.  With baited breath the cache was cleared; Firefox updated; and WordPress accessed. Success was ours!! For the first time in months I was able to adequately see the controls on Firefox. I was delighted!  I then tested some of my favorite online sites such as this one and Flickr to see if there were any changes in the black areas of those sites. The results were incredible. I could see what were once only black areas on the top menu of this site and all of of the options on Flickr.

It was time well spent.

We eventually returned the new monitor for a refund because it was not needed. I felt badly doing this but at the same time know that this particular store will continue to be our first choice for a variety of electronic related purchases.

The best part of the entire experience was regaining access to the controls of this site. I can now begin the process of responding to comments and updating links to this site,

 

 

 

Playtime Ahead!

I have lots of time in the next several days  to play with this site. My files are packed with new links to be added. The side bars need to be updated.There  are pages that have dead links and pages that need more links. There is much to do and time to do it.

 

More Updating Done Today

I have added more  links today to a few pages. Work will resume here on the weekend unless there is a change in my schedule.

Have a great  couple of days!

 

Some Updating Done

I did a little bit of updating this morning before stopping to do other things. Depending on the weather   I may or may not be on here much this evening. There are tornado watches in effect in our area for the next few hours which could very easily and quickly become tornado alerts.

I know there are several comments waiting for my attention so I will see how the weather is after supper in a couple of hours. If at all possible I will be on later.

More Updating Done

There were mores links added to several pages today. I was hoping to accomplish a  lot more but had errands and other household activities that took a lot longer than anticipated. I will be back here tomorrow.

Change of Plans

My original plan at the beginning of last week was to spend at least an hour or two  every day except for Thursday and yesterday making changes here.  It did not happen because life interfered. There are still lots of links to add; pages which need to be checked for dead link and  emails  and comments needing  attention.

I will try again this week to spend more time here.

Have a great week!

 

 

 

 

New Page and Updating

A new page containing links to coasters has been added today. Please remember that  this is a work in progress.  Links to more patterns will be added when they are found.

There have also been links  added to other pages today.