For those of you wondering whether I had been laid low by illness, incarcerated for some trespass violation while skulking about for smallmouth bass, or had simply thrown dog and gear into the pickup and headed for the hills on a gypsy campout…Riverdaze's recent unannounced hiatus was due to those unfathomable technical difficulties.
As most of you probably know already, Blogger went down Thursday afternoon. For many of us, our blogs remained lost and in limbo until late Friday. Most of my blog returned late Friday night. However, all comments and posts made both Wednesday and Thursday had been temporarily removed and stored somewhere until the Blogger gurus got everything back up and running smoothly.
Though my post from Thursday (on queen snakes) returned on Saturday evening, all comments and replies from Wednesday and Thursday remained missing. Blogger said these, too, would be restored over the weekend.
Alas, so far those missing comments and replies have not materialized. I suspect they've been banished to some digital purgatory, never to reappear again. However, because a copy of any comment to my posts, plus my reply, is always saved to my email account once I post the comment/reply, I was able to restore what I think are the missing materials. Both comment and reply appear as a single comment entry from me. (But note: if I hadn't yet posted the comment/reply to the blog, there would be no email copy and thus I would not have a record.) So if you made a comment and neither it nor a reply is up there, doubtless your missive slipped through the cracks.
Anyway, Riverdaze is back up, things are now good, damage was minimal, I'm happy, and my grass needs mowing…but won't be until who-knows-when because rain is predicted through Thursday.