The worst cold snap of the year has hit central Florida and we spent yesterday inside hiding out. It was down in the low 30s overnight and it doesn’t look any better for today and tonight.
It was a busy day. I spent part of it trying to resolve some of the issues with my iMac, and thanks to a tip from blog reader Neil Laubenthal I downloaded Google Chrome, which solved the problem of accessing websites with plug-ins that were being blocked by the Safari web browser. Unfortunately, Neil’s suggestions on how to deal with the password issue didn’t work. Hopefully, when we get to Arizona the Apple store in Tucson or one in the Phoenix area will be more helpful than they have been here in Florida.
Computer issues seem to be the current thorn in my side right now. I made several calls to Greg White, trying to figure out why one of our subscriber’s e-mails are not getting through to any of my e-mail addresses. I checked my inboxes, spam, and trash folders, and they never showed up anywhere. This has been an ongoing problem from just this one person and it has me baffled.
I also spent some time trying to convince a gentleman who recently subscribed to our digital edition that it is safe to open the link we send out to access the issue. His son-in-law has instructed him to never open any link or attachment from an e-mail, no matter who it’s from. This isn’t the first time this has come up; we’ve had at least three or four other digital subscribers who refuse to click the link we send out because they are afraid of getting a virus or having their identity stolen. I’m never sure what to say to them.
During the afternoon, Susan Pezzano came by and visited with us for a while. Susan and her husband Rod are new fulltimers who are enjoying their newfound freedom. And she said it was wonderful not to have a house and yard to care for anymore.
It was another good day for writing, and I got over 3,000 more words done on my new Big Lake mystery book. I had hoped to have it out by January, but sometimes life gets in the way. But I’m very, very close to wrapping it all up.
And last, but certainly not least, I have a new self-publishing blog post today, featuring an interview with Shirley Bourget, a relatively new author friend of mine with an interesting background who has turned challenges into opportunities.
Thought For The Day – A lot of people who hate you for being different secretly wish they had the courage to be you.