Oh, the Software God’s are Whimsical
Moving a blog from one version of software to another seems to do funny things. Take “categories” and “tags” for example. I count myself fortunate in having a current backup to make the transition, but after I imported my file I discovered that;
- I needed to condense my Categories — evidently I was being sloppy — because I seemed to have more categories and I ever remember assigning.
- WordPress seems to have like some Tags so much that it repeated them. I was looking for articles tagged “travel” and discovered that the program had generated no less than 14 different tags called “travel” and assigned slugs (the program’s own way of keeping track of things) numbered “travel, travel-1, travel-2, … travel-13”. Just why this should be so I have no idea but I found the all, and some other aberrations, and have been working happily along to find greater consistency somewhere along the line. I’ve never been a great one for consistency so I don’t know how long that will last. But that is also why I hate categorization — a subject I have mentioned at length on a few occasions.
I have more glitches to find, and I need to reattach a lot of images, I am finding, but I think the return to WordPress.com will end up being worth the tail-chasing.
Office Re-Painting Complete
With Kathryn’s help, we got the office re-paint completed in record time. I picked her up about 9 a.m., we cooked and ate breakfast together and yet we were finished with the room by noon. One person on “roller” and two more “cutting in” and the job goes quickly as long as you don’t stumble all over each other.
It turns out that the color chip I posted yesterday is not a very good representation of the color in the room. Here’s a picture of the color on the wall. We picked the lightest “white” we could find that used a beige additive so that the white would not conflict with the brown in the flooring.
If you have looked at paints as much as we have you realize that white is not white. If you are tinting white to match an environment you add small amounts of colors, and a white tinted with blues or greens will look very different from this. Thus you get your “cool whites” and “warm whites”, etc.
We are happy with the result. I have a wall panel that needs contact-cementing to the upright — those old 50’s-ish room dividers put in by the Cudahy School Board in 1954 have dried out and some of the adhesive has failed — but I have the contact cement and will take care of that this week.
On to the Day
What a beautiful day here; cool but clear and sunny, and almost time for us to take a walk. We really need to find some rhythm to life here in Cudahy, though that may be a while in coming with our trip to Charleston SC and Savannah GA coming up in just a week. It will be fun traveling with Kathryn.
I’ll print a route tonight or tomorrow. I don’t have a graphic for that right now.
Next Saturday we leave here early in the A.M. for a week of fun and games together. This was originally intended to be the week Kathryn headed South with us before we decided we should spend the winter in town waiting on a deal for the house. But as long as she had the time coming and we had one destination we wanted to hit without Journey, we decided to make a trip with her anyway. The original plan had been traveling with us to Memphis, and then she would fly home and we would continue our wandering South towards Texas. Now we’ll be in town through as much of the winter as is necessary and all three of us will return home by car.
Well, Peggy is chomping at the bit for exercise, so, TTLY