END OF SUMMER . . . . ALREADY?

Good morning everyone.

I find it hard to believe that we are at the end of summer already and I have not had a chance to write since my last post about my appendix. I have been trying to figure out a way to get back to blogging, but it is like pounding my head against the wall – all it causes is a headache.

Even just now as I was typing the first two lines above, I got called away from my desk.

This summer has flown by with all that is happening.

My garden looks like a jungle of weeds due to the demanding job of babysitting and my month-long recuperation. Even now I have some residual pain that comes from bending and stooping and lifting, making it very uncomfortable to be out tending my plants.

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The weather has bounced from one extreme to the other – from unbearably hot and humid (anything over 70 ° is hot to me and it has been in the 80s and low 90s for much of the summer) to what has seemed like never-ending rain. I would like nothing better than to jump into November, but I will not go there for the sake of all of you people that do not like the cold and snow.
Bill has been busy mowing lawns and working on some building projects:

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We discovered mold in the back corner of our pantry because it is directly above the dryer vent in the basement and we had to rip out everything to clean with Clorox and then repaint with mold resistant paint. We got it all done and it looked pretty good until it was invaded by tiny black bugs in the dry goods.

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We had to throw out numerous bags of flour, spaghetti, macaroni, oatmeal, pancake mix and baking mixes. Then before we could re-stock, we had to go and invest in some airtight containers.

New air-tight containers.

New air-tight containers.

The red-topped malted milk containers were from when my dad was a baby.

The red-topped malted milk containers were from when my dad was a baby.

I have not decided what to do with my old tins, as I have had them for many years and love them; but I do not trust them now to keep out the bugs.

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Blessings for your day.

© Drusilla Mott and https://drusillamott.wordpress.com, 2013

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HAVE I BEEN HACKED?

Do not click on any links in this article!

Some of you know that I started a photo blog last year.

My pictures are definitely not professional grade, but I am having fun.

Or, maybe I should say I was having fun until I went back through some of my previous posts and discovered that I now have links embedded in some of the wording that I did not put there.

I don’t know where they lead to, was afraid to click on them; but I highlighted the affected areas and clicked the unlink button.  It did not work, so I had to reword some of my dialogue.  That seemed to do it — I think.

And as I was typing this, I went to see the preview, and there were words even before I was done that were highlighted and underlined as if a link were put there – that I did not do.

I also found to my astonishment that there were offensive ads at the top and side of my dashboard.  One that was advertising a meeting site with a girl that was in the process of undressing.

I sent a message to WordPress through the help button, but have not heard anything back yet.

I know there have been some sites that have been hacked, but not the details of what was done.

Not sure if this means I have been hacked, or what.

I am not sure if this site has been tampered with, but won’t get to checking out my past posts for a day or two, if then.

Just wanted to let everyone know not to click on any links unless I have made it plain in the wording that it is a legitimate link.  I don’t know where you will end up or what damage will be done to your computers if you follow a bogus link.

And on that note ….  have a blessed day.