In less than six weeks, two friends have gone missing. Both are not feeling well. Both are not blogging anymore. But only one is going to keep me (us) updated. This not only makes me curious, but also very nervous, because I have warm feelings for each lady, and I consider them true friends.
I thought about this. There are several people on here that I write to often and several others that we’ve actually exchanged addresses and sent each other small gifts. It seems all of us like snail mail, and once an Internet friend knows your address and starts sending holiday cards, the relationship changes quickly. I remember blogging about trying to keep everyone’s name in order and coming up with a diary of who’s who and where they live and what’s what. Well, I don’t have to do that anymore. I know these people now. No diary necessary.
So I have decided to take out a little insurance with some written instructions that I will tape to the back of my new computer. Good Lord. If something was to happen to me, I think WordPress would be the last thing on my husband’s mind. And how to tell my Internet friends what happened, or where I am, or when I will be back would be daunting for him, since he’s not what anyone would call a computer geek. This way, if the situation arises, he’ll have my password, be able to open my site, and can put up a note for all to see. No worries. No wondering. And God forbid, if something awful did happen, at least I would be off the “I wonder what happened to…. list.”
I think about my two “non-blogging friends every day. Actually there are three, but one of them is pregnant, so that explains that. I hope they are fine and will be back entertaining me with their wonderful stories and pictures in the very near future. Things happen as we all know, and sabbaticals from WordPress can be a good thing. But if one of you is reading this, and you would know who you are, I miss you and your posts. I’m sending my best Karma your way, and hoping with all I have that you are doing well and will be back soon.
I’m writing my instructions tonight, and my husband will get the word over dinner. Then Jill and Ruth and Estrella and Max and Patti and Katharine and now Susan, AND all the rest of you will never wonder where I am. Hopefully that will be because I will always be here, though this is probably where I should mention that I’ve been diagnosed with a series of small strokes and there are some lifestyle changes on my health menu. One is not sitting in front of the computer too much! But don’t worry. I’m a tough old broad and have no intention of going anywhere soon. Besides, I feel GREAT!