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Back, Sort of

It's a funny thing being "gone", and funny, too, being "back."

I haven't been anywhere, really, but I have been conspicuously absent online.

There was that ankle thing. You would think being off my feet for weeks on end would be a perfect excuse to hit the online notebook with renewed enthusiasm, but my aging laptop attempted harikari and had to be lovingly nursed back to life, and, delightfully, clients emerged with novels and screenplays to read, and websites to design and deploy.

Then there was the kitchens-and-baths-being-gutted-and-replaced thing. I didn't write about this except in emails to friends, but the short version is we had this leak in the front hall and just wanted the school (most people own homes or have landlords--we have a school) to maybe patch and repaint, but... one thing led to another and now--in record time in construction terms but in what seemed an eternity of dust, noise, debris, no running water, and men in workboots--we have a great kitchen and working baths.

Our son started high school--and blogging. Our daughter started 8th grade. The spouse kicked off another year of school and now is on sabbatical, which seems to mean playing golf four times a week and only checking his email once. Nice work if you can get it.

As for me, the kerfuffle gods took one little swipe at me, in the form of being rear-ended by a careless driver while I was just minding my own business--stopped and waiting for a schoolbus to disgorge its passengers. I wasn't seriously hurt, but the Prius is smushed.

So that's it, really. Just the usual, but it's been enough to keep me away from blogging. I have a beautiful redesign in the works (I've said that before, but this time I mean it!) that I hope to deploy soon:


Which brings me to an important bit of news. Starting in October, I think, I'm moving Wild Keys from my .com site to my .net site. I'll leave the old files on the server, so any links will stay valid, but as I get the time, posts will be copied into the new archives here. And if you want to keep reading, please update your bookmarks: Lisa Firke | Wild Keys will be at http://www.hitthosekeys.net. Thanks.

Crossposted in both the .com and .net locations.


September 25, 2004 in announcements | Permalink


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Good to hear you are doing okay Lisa. I've missed your online voice.
Look forward to seeing the new site design.

Posted by: jb at October 2, 2004 04:56 PM

Thanks, Jon. And I noticed you updated your link to me. Thanks for that as well.

Posted by: Lisa Firke at October 5, 2004 08:56 AM

Lisa - it is great to see you back!
Hope you'll post more often:-)

Posted by: Elin at October 5, 2004 10:31 PM

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