Site Maintenance and news

It’s been quite a while since I posted in this blog, as I really lost interest in blogging. But with the new year I’ve decided to start again with the posts.

I did publish something in Animealam’s Writing Corner, couple of stories, one of them with nine chapters. But’s it’s not been much, and I often wonder if anyone ever reads them. Still, I decided to update everything and start paying attention the blogs again.

In Animealam’s Writing Corner case, it has to undergo mayor work. Something is wrong with the WordPress there, so much so, that no matter which blogging app I use (on the iMac, and the iPad) I can’t even see the posts, much less blog from there.

I’ll be working on a separate installation, and moving everything from the old blog to the new one, then delete the old one. The new blog will have a much simpler theme in hopes of making it more efficient, and easier to work with. At the moment I’m experimenting with the BirdTIPS theme, and so far it’s ok, we’ll see what works.

I’m also starting to work with the WP plugin PODS for Animealam’s Writing Corner, The Vault, and Jan’s site. There is still much to do, but hopefully this year the sites will be fully operational.

I’m not sure what I will be posting here though, perhaps my experience with iPad apps, the apps for the Mac, and The Sims 3 stuff. I got rather addicted to since late October of last year. I mostly plan to use the Sims as a way to illustrate some of my stories.

This is all for now, I’ll probaly post something on the progress I’m making later in the week, or the next.

Present Time News

In response to some comments here (alandrem.net) about Present Time, I have to say that at the moment I have to put it on hold again. I was going to work on the re-write, of which I posted the first six chapters on Animealam’s Stories blog and LiveJournal.
Real life has gotten on the way of working on any of my stories for the moment. I have my elderly grandmother to take care of, and she requires constant attention as well as two people to move her on her bed. She is a very heavy woman, probably around 140 kilos (around 280 pounds) so at least two people must be around at all times. Her mind is also starting to fail, and most of the times refuses to eat or drink anything. This has us very worried, and the only thing we can see that might be positive on the whole thing is that she’ll loose some weight making it easier to move her when needed.
To add to the problem my mother just caught pneumonia, and she has always been an hyperactive woman unable to stay still for long. So I have to divide my time between my grandma, and making sure my mother is not doing anything but resting. Not an easy thing, she gets bored and tired of resting. Hopefully my mother will get better soon, although she barely escaped ending hospitalized because of her illness.
There is little hope my grandma will get off the bed. She is 84 almost 85, and her age has caught up with her. But  I believe I will be able to start working on my stories once I have adapted to the situation. We’ve hired a couple of nurses to help, and with any luck the muses will make a come back and I can find the time and will to write again.

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