I like to start each day going through emails and logging on to my own blog to check any comments, and the stats, and think about my next post.
This morning began with this very alarming email:
Your web hosting account for freddyandpetunia.com has been deactivated, as of 05/24/2012. (reason: site causing performance problems)
This deactivation was due to a Terms of Service violation associated with your account. At sign-up, all users state that they have read through, understand, and agree to our terms. These terms are legal and binding.
Although your web site has been suspended, —–“
Omg—what–?? Suspended? Violation?
I promise, I didn’t do anything.
I was slammed with over 5K hits of spam in just a few hours that was gravely affecting the server that hosts my blog. Somehow, the Akismet on my blog got deactivated—I have no idea how! I made an immediate phone call to Bluehost for help–and boy did they! It took a while to figure it out and make some corrections, but they did. Whew.
Top that with how we’ve had major wind all day with the [threat] of big storms, making it hard to work on varying things. But one of the things I did get done was seal-coating a bed and dresser for my 6’2″, 14yr old g-nephew. It was so humid here the last few days, the satin seal-coat I prefer dried really blotchy and I had to do it again—with a glossy finish. Oh well, he’s 14, and probably won’t treat the furniture gently, so–eh.
This was our beloved Uncle Fred’s bedroom set, so it’s nice it’s passing to another family member! It was originally a severely dark stained bed suite, I painted it white about 10 years ago, but it looked too girlie for Nate, so I painted it a color he liked (sort of a light peanut butter) and changed the hardware to stained wood knobs. The foot board was eliminated too–remember, 6’2″ at 14! I think it looks really nice!
There’s still a mirror/stand to be painted, but he doesn’t need it right away, and my plate is sooo full. Plus, I’d like to come up with a night stand for him.
**You can see just how hard it was to get a good picture and accurate color reading by the pictures below. The outside shots of the headboard are the best accuracy.
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