I woke up Friday morning to more messages from readers that they were getting the same damn Adobe Flash and Google Play popups when they tried to access the blog. I expected it, but had foolishly hoped the dweebs at Go Daddy would have actually done something for a change.
Once again I called Go Daddy, I actually have them on speed dial at this point, and had to work my way through a couple of their lower echelon people to finally got hooked up with their security service. After going over the same old ground yet again, they said they realized there was some kind of malware causing the popups. Gee, really?
And for $196 they sold me a package that was guaranteed to fix the problem once and for all and prevent it from ever happening again. Kind of like the $140 I spent for the same thing back in July. I asked them to explain the difference, but they didn’t have an answer for me.
So, out of desperation I bit the bullet and gave them the money. They promised me by the end of the day there would be no more pop-ups showing. Yeah, we know how that works, don’t we? Nothing changed.
I had not been feeling well anyhow, and the stress of dealing with this was really kicking my butt. My head has been pounding for days now, my guts are one massive knot and I just could not deal with it for a moment longer. I told Miss Terry I needed to step away from the whole mess for a while. And that’s just what I did.
I turned off my computer, parked myself in my recliner, and watched TV and vegged out for most of the day, hoping to get to feeling better. Sometime later in the evening I finally began to feel a little more normal, or whatever passes for normal in my case. And, this morning we still have the popups. Oh yes, I recognize that old familiar churning beginning in my stomach already today!
I’ll keep pushing it folks. I know it’s frustrating for you, and believe me, it’s even more frustrating for me. In the meantime, I appreciate your patience. All I can say is that if you get the popup, please keep trying. But I would not blame you if you just give up, either.
In other news we got the phone call yesterday afternoon that Terry has to check in at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville this coming Monday, the 16th, at noon for the surgery for her permanent Medtronic’s implant. Since it will be at least a 3 to 4 hour long procedure, by the time it is over it will be late in the day and we won’t be able to get home before dark. My night vision is not very good and Terry usually drives after dark, so we will have to spend the night there and come home Tuesday.
She’s really looking forward to getting this behind her and seeing some permanent results. Me, I just want her to be better.
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Thought For The Day – The only thing more shocking than finding water on planet Mars would be finding me at Planet Fitness.