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In praise of my webmistress, fall days, COFW conference

Thursday, September 11th, 2008

Wow, it’s been a long time since I’ve blogged, what with one thing and another. I went to blog today and found my system was down with a “fatal error.” Thinking I’d been hacked, I sent off a panicked SOS to Webmistress Extraordinaire, Karen McCullough, and she had it fixed within minutes. Seems my version of WordPress doesn’t play nicely with their security upgrade, so she reinstalled the old version. Thank you, Karen, for your prompt service!

The electronic woes continue. My printer apparently died while I was writing the other day–I wasn’t even printing, but I heart the sound it makes when I unplug the printer from the laptop. Only I wasn’t doing that. Apparently that’s when the printer went into cardiac arrest due to unknown causes. Sheesh! I’ve had it less than 2 years. HP, you used to make better stuff! My husband seems to feel it’s the power source and cord that’s at fault, so hopefully it’s an easy fix when the new ones I’ve ordered arrive. Fingers crossed!

On the plus side, though, it’s a glorious, brilliant fall day in central Ohio. The leaves aren’t turning yet, but there’s that hint in the air…

It’s going to be a busy weekend. Friday night and Saturday is the Central Ohio Fiction Writers’ Conference. Tomorrow noonish I pick up one of our conference speakers, my great longtime friend Mary Jo Putney, at the airport. We’re going to have lunch before I take her on to the conference hotel, which I’ll return to for the evening portion of the conference. I’ll report back on that! Then Sunday, I have half of my grandchildren, Michaela, Tristan, and Olivia for awhile–an all-too-rare treat!–while their mom, my daughter Dani, is at a Lamaze conference in Louisville. Seems Dani has discovered the joy of conferencing like her mom!

Blessings, Laurie