Two blogs down — and other changes

A lost Exit78 post, recovered from Internet Archive WayBackMachine; March 2011

After we got back from our trip, I was still not feeling great for a couple of days — actually until this evening. However, I have been busy working on my on-line material.

I’ve got the diary entries for the month of October 1863 done for Daily Chronicles of the American Civil War. The diarists are John Beauchamp Jones, a clerk in the rebel War Office, and Gideon Welles, the Union Secretary of the Navy, a cabinet level post in 1863. The entries will be posted on the corresponding day of this month at 2 A.M. central time in the U.S.

I’ve eliminated two of my old blogs. I’m in the process of (slowly) moving and deleting material from one web host and these two blogs were part of that.

My old general purpose blog, North Farnham Freehold, is no more. Most of the posts were moved to this blog and posted with the original date. Some of the posts have been republished more recently as they have current interest for me. A few are preposted and will be published over the next week or so. A good number of the posts were deleted as they were not relevant to what I am trying to do with this blog.

I’ve also deleted my old Out ‘n About blog. It was replaced over a year ago with Haw Creek Out ‘n About, but the content was not moved at that time. Before deleting it, most of the articles were transferred with the original date. A few were republished within the last few days and a few have been or will be used as fodder for essentially new posts. Quite a few of the Out ‘n About posts were deleted, as well.

imageI’ve done a little work with the home page for this site: exit78.com. This is very preliminary, but all that I had there before was just an ugly plain place-keeping page. I still have some thinking and research to do before I do the serious redesign. Besides being the home page for this site, it’s going to be a pointer to all of the other sites and blogs that we have. The page will likely look very different when I get done with it.

Besides the web work, I’ve also done some real world stuff the last few days.

I fixed the drain line leak under the house — after I felt good enough to crawl under there again. It was an easy fix. Turns out the idiot plumber that ran the new drain lines year in 2005 had missed gluing one of the PVC joints — and it had separated, probably when I was under the house in early August stringing coax for the new location of our TV and satellite system. I’m not a small guy and I probably jarred it loose the last time I was squirming my way out.

The even better news was that the drain was only shower and sink water — not toilet water as I had feared.

Oh, yeah — the idiot plumber that missed gluing the joint in 2005 — that was me!

I also got the hot water heater fixed. It took two trips running to town to Lowes, but now it has new thermostats — not needed — and a new temperature-pressure safety valve — needed — as well as a new flexible outlet hose that had started leaking.

It’s a good thing that we had the camper parked close to the house, because fixing all of these things took until yesterday!

Comments on “Two blogs down — and other changes”

October 3, 2007

teeni @ 9:30 am

Glad to hear that the plubming leak was not toilet water as you originally thought it might be. Am looking forward to seeing the final result on your redesigned website.

October 6, 2007

Opal Tribble @ 5:16 am

I really like what you have done with your opening page. You have inspired me to clean up my main page on Vegan Momma. I’ve been meaning to do it for a long time and like yourself I decided a while ago that Vegan Momma would point to all my other websites.

It sounds like you are the “jack of all trades!” My dad is like that.

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