Archive | September, 2005


29 Sep

MovableType Support finally stepped up. Thanks to Sarah, who pointed out that I was out of server space. After a quick upgrade, I’m back in business! It was a fix that was totally easy and made complete sense. Too bad my mad attempts to rebuild the site over and over and over weren’t good enough! I never claimed to be technical!!!

Thanks to Krisalis, who offered to save the day once again if MT Support didn’t step up!


29 Sep

Well, I take back what I said about MovableType support… I finally was able to log into their support system, and the responder had a good point… I’m out of server space! That is the reason why things went funky all of a sudden. So, I’m in the process of upgrading my hosting account, and all should be normal soon.

And, within the next hour and a half, for the first time in my life, I’ll be an official home owner with my name on the title and everything. (Joint owner with JB, of course.) Scary stuff, but exciting, too. Can’t wait to be moved in and settled!

This next week is sure to be a flurry of activity around the Bellin households, as we own two homes for the next week!

MT Sucks

28 Sep

By the way, I’m coming to the conclusion that MoveableType sucks. Just recently, the functionality that permits me to upload photos broke.

And now, for some reason, my right navigation is mysteriously gone. I haven’t changed a thing.

I tried the fix that worked last time — rebuilding all pages. Well, that never quite fixed my right navigation bar.

It has now been two weeks since I’ve been trying to contact MovableType support, and I keep getting generic replies from the support desk that shows that they ARE NOT EVEN READING MY EMAILS.

I may have to switch platforms, but Lord knows I don’t have time to be dinking around with that right now.

So, hang tight, and I’ll try to get everything fixed sooner or later.

Things Are Going Great, I’ve Gotta Wear Shades

28 Sep

After 11 long hours of travel, I am back home in Nevada. For the first time since I left home on Saturday, I had to whip out my sunglasses. The weather is absolutely glorious here… It’s a cool 70 degrees without a cloud in the sky, and while I was gone for five days, the trees have erupted into shades of gold.

I had a good time in NYC. I got to hang out with my sister-in-law, who visited all the sites with me, despite the fact that she’s lived there for seven or so years.

Before I go into details, I must pack, as we are moving this weekend. I don’t want to jinx things, but I think we’re about to emerge from real estate hell. Please, please, please let that be the case.

So, in life and in the weather, the sun is shining. And as much as I enjoy to travel and see the big city, there truly is no place like home.

I Want To Wake Up In The City That Never Sleeps

23 Sep

I’m leavin’ on a jet plane tomorrow bound for New York City. I have a conference there Monday and Tuesday, but Saturday night and all day Sunday, I’ll be chillin’ with my sister-in-law, CB, in the city that never sleeps.

But I guarantee I’ll be sleeping, because pregnant ladies have to sleep.

Expect details on my trip by Thursday… I’ve refused to take my ancient heavy laptop, as the trip is too long to deal with that dinosaur.

Last night, I began singing Frank Sinatra’s New York song to the hubby, who promptly begged me to stop. I then started whispering the lyrics, which resulted in a sharp elbow jab to my ribs.

I may not be much of a singer, but here are Frank’s timeless lyrics:

New York, New York

Start spreading the news, I’m leaving today (but it’s really tomorrow)
I want to be a part of it – New York, New York
These vagabond shoes, are longing to stray
Right through the very heart of it – New York, New York

I wanna wake up in a city, that doesn’t sleep
And find I’m king of the hill – top of the heap

These little town blues, are melting away
I’ll make a brand new start of it – in old New York
If I can make it there, I’ll make it anywhere
It’s up to you – New York, New York

New York, New York
I want to wake up in a city, that never sleeps
And find I’m a number one, top of the list, king of the hill
A number one

These little town blues, are melting away
I’m gonna make a brand new start of it – in old new york
And if I can make it there, I’m gonna make it anywhere

It up to you – New York, New York

Not Much To Say

21 Sep

You all will have to forgive me if I take a brief hiatus from this site… I’ve been so wound up in real estate hell that I can’t think of anything fun or witty to say here, and I don’t need to update you daily on this saga, as it would bore you to tears.

So hang in there. I’ll be back once we get our lives back in order.

Site Down

21 Sep

Sorry for the down time on my site today. It just mysteriously went down, and I was frantically trying to get support from MovableType to fix it, and I couldn’t get a hold of anyone, and meanwhile I came up with the fix myself: rebuild all pages of the site. Miraculously, it worked.

No thanks to your tech support, MT.