Friday, July 29, 2011

a little contemplation, no more

wind rivers flow,

ripples in shifting sand--

no other trace



day melts to evening,

the ocean leaves behind some

roots upon the shore

Monday, July 18, 2011

Moving images

I haven't sorted out Blogger's strange reaction to my move yet, but if I can post some pictures this morning, hey, I'm gonna.


My new office window with the only piece of stained glass I ever made. Took a class, cut my fingers, decided this would be it for me and stained glass. But I like it. And it's the first thing I put in my new living space.



The view, looking down, from my second-story office (and connected room). This white picket fence and garden have been almost a landmark on the urban beach street where my late in-laws lived for decades.

Venice Beach has these wonderful small-town streets in a residential area a block from the ocean, where houses face pedestrian walks. Cars travel and park in the alleys behind the houses.



This is the state of the walls of my room when they had to be scraped of old, peeling paint (probably lead-based, eew) before we could paint them with new, zero-VOC paint. I love that my room doesn't smell of paint fumes and that I know I'm not breathing toxins.


My room, painted, and before I moved in a ton o' stuff.


From a beach walk. Yay.

I'm still hoping that my blog won't vanish as I complete the email transactions. But, for the moment, here I am. I miss y'all.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

well, um, not so much

I'd hoped to have this blog all set by now. But, no. For some unfathomable reason Blogger makes changing the primary email on a blog a nightmare. I thought I'd figured it out, read the Help forum posts, set up my secondary blog authors for backup, etc. Then my daughter, who's pretty computer savvy, and I tackled the project.
Since we read that you will lose all your photos from Picasa if you transfer the blog administrator email, we set up a Gmail account and transferred all the photos first. Then we meticulously followed the many steps indicated, using different computers and browsers as instructed.
In the end, I have this blog, which confusedly has two contributors--me here and me on the old version. This new one didn't bring my profile or reader list of 317 blogs I follow, but it's on the old one. I had to write a new profile for this one.
I have no idea what's going on and am frustrated beyond anything I can really explain. I don't think I've ever run across anything this convoluted in my life.
Anyway, just trying to change an email because I moved has ended up costing days of my time, and I still don't know if this blog will go poof when I turn my back.
As I promised before I will find you all if I have to start over. Right now, I think I'll go watch a movie and chill.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Hello, out there

I have finally finished the physical move but am still buried in boxes and other time sucks, so this is mostly filler (Buffy fans know what I'm talking about). Today I will change the email connected to this blog, carefully following Blogger's instructions and hoping I don't find my blog missing afterward. I've seen scary comments in Help forum about this process. If I disappear, my dear friends, I will find you again!
If all goes well, I should be back to posting regularly within a week. I hope, hope, hope.