Needle and ThREAD


Wow, what a day!

I got an e-mail from my Web host (Bluehost, which I always always always type B-L-U-E-H-O-S-E) saying some upgrades will take place on our server and advising that I have current versions of all my programs or scripts or whatever they are. In other words, I needed to upgrade WordPress. I’ve been fretting about it and putting it off for a year at least. The current version is 2.8.3. I was still back at 2.2. Hey, if it ain’t broke…right?

The kicker was that these server upgrades are going to take place in the next 72 hours. Heck, it took me that long to figure out what to do and muster the courage to do it last time I upgraded!

I searched for and read tons of confusing and sometimes conflicting info on the Web; I backed up databases, files, pages, the car (just in case); I paced, sweated, and took an aspirin for my raging headache. Then I called Bluehost support. I hate doing that. I kind of feel it’s my responsibility to figure this stuff out, and it’s just plain hard to talk about things I don’t really comprehend.

leapSometimes I need a hand to take a leap.

Enter James. I picture him in a Lycra suit with a cape and mask. He understood what I needed in under a minute; he didn’t make me feel stupid–I did that on my own; he didn’t whine that this kind of support really isn’t his job. He quickly and simply walked me through the 632 steps to upgrade WordPress and import it from Fantastico to Simple Script.

Then–then!–he used his superpowers to get me started on the road to switching this site from to I fear that’s going to be a bumpy road, but don’t blame James; that will be all my fault.

If at some point you can’t find this blog, try I’ll try to redirect JenFunkWeber pages, but I’m not making any guarantees. Eventually (and you know how quickly I work), this will be the Stitching for Literacy site and the JenFunkWeber domain will become something else.

And now I must get used to a whole new backstage setup. My dashboard looks completely different. I have to re-learn how to add pics and tags, delete spam comments, blah blah blah. I feel as though I can handle this, unlike the upgrade.

Many thanks to Bluehost and James. Sign me up for another year of service.

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