Packing, cleaning, washing, ironing, mowing...... LOTS to do before we leave at the crack of dawn for Virginia and graduation!!!!
Since we might have hordes of "lookers" (we can only hope) coming to see the house while we're gone, everything needs to be neat and we can't just blow out the door with clothes on the floor and dishes in the sink.
Noel, who will be staying behind with a housesitter and then Paige, is under strict orders not to hack up any hairballs in order to impress potential buyers with her ability to decorate the carpet or kitchen floor.
Each time that I pat myself on the back that I'm getting the hang of this blogging thing, I learn something new and have to spend time "fixing" and "tweaking." Will I ever be finished setting it up? Probably not as I'm sure eventually I'll get tired of the existing template and rework the whole layout.
A few nights ago I spent an inordinate amount of time trying to get my header photo to be small enough so that you didn't have to scroll down in order to see the title of the post. Cropping doesn't work with the blog template; I needed to reduce the digital size and I found an awesome website called http://www.resize.it/ It's a website that effortlessly lets you resize photos in a variety of ways, preset or in "advanced mode" which is what I had to resort to in the end.
A drawback to iphoto is the inability to resize without exporting and jumping through a thousand hoops. Resize.it was so quick and even better FREE!
Then this morning thanks to nice commenters (I'm so excited to have comments and will respond as soon as I get packed and the floors mopped!!!!) , I learned that "following" and "subscribing" are two different things. I had subscribe buttons, but not a follow widget. Problem now solved, though I don't particularly like the looks of the lonely following widget with just a few little photos and wish I could hide it somehow!
Back to the drudgery!