Don't it always seem to go
That you don't know what you've got
‘Til it's gone…
(Joni Mitchell, Big Yellow Taxi, 1970)
Life is so ironic.
After a year’s (inexplicable) absence, I finally got the nudge to resume writing.
There was an intense Mother’s Day post in the works.
Sadly, I received an email last week stating that my Margery domain was in trouble because of a credit card change. (We were among the thousands who were messed up because of the Target debacle at Christmas.)
I’ve spent over 8 hours today trying to renew Margery’s domain. I even went to the Apple store in tears.
They couldn’t fix it, either.
They did give me the super-secret insider Google phone number. Even that didn’t work.
Google is absolutely impossible to deal with. There are no (decent) words to express the extreme frustration I feel. But it looks like this may be the sad end of Margery, just as I planned a new beginning. (Unless they screw up.) Now I am in the process of saying goodbye.
After re-reading some old posts, the main emotion I feel is an intense sense of gratitude.
To those faithful readers who gave me grace when I didn’t deserve it:
Thank you for listening. Thank you for caring. Thank you for wanting me to continue sharing my random observations. I appreciate you more than I can ever express... even when I didn’t respond to your comments.
I am embarrassed at some of the things I’ve shared, but realize that, in some ways, I didn’t share enough. Recently, I’d been hoping for another chance. I realize now (too late?) that this platform has been a great privilege.
We’ll see what happens tomorrow, after the deadline for renewal has passed (at midnight tonight.) I pray that the whole past Margery thing won’t be erased. (I’m woefully ignorant about the workings of these things.) Even if no one else got anything out of it, I learned a lot in articulating my thoughts.
If this is an end, I pray that there will be a new beginning.
One with “fresh fire.”
Thank you for your loving support of our family over the past 6+ years. It means the world to us.
(P.S. If I post again on a different site, I’ll ask Katherine to let you know.)
|(Just in case this is my last post, this is Pirate Night on the Disney Cruise, Spring Break, 2014. |
BEST TIME EVER!!!)