So, what had happened was...

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My website disappeared. The whole thing. Years of documentation and reflection simply gone. But, but, but... No. GONE. 

The best I can tell is that there was some issue with my payment for my hosting service. I don't actually know what happened, precisely, but I imagine it was something like insufficient funds or an expired card or an outdated address. And somehow I missed the email. For 23 days. The grace period was 21 days. 21 days before they DELETE ALL YOUR FILES. Honestly, that seems a little unreasonable and perhaps even harsh if you ask me but they did not. 

You can tell by this point that I didn't have things backed up anywhere else. Not at all. 

That's okay because by some clicking miracle of the internet, I was able to access spam comments on my Wordpress Reader which linked to my words. So, I copied and pasted the very most important ones- the ones about my boys' births, my spiritual breakthroughs and other such momentous moments- and saved those. 

I plan to re-post them here, on the new site, little by little. I have this picture in my mind of my great-granddaughter one day wanting to know about her family history and so scrolling through the things we left online. Maybe that's not realistic but you know, just in case. 

So. Here we are, you and I, at the new site. I hope you like it and I hope that explains why my blog posts are apparently years apart. 

Have a happy day, friend.