One PDoopsy in Three!
I have noticed when a Post Dated post doesn’t post date publish, my day starts wrong and takes me a while to stabilise it again. I have experienced 7 Post Dated fails this month alone, roughly one ‘PDoopsy’ every three days! Last month was a total of 4 PDoopsy’s and December l experienced only 2 …………. l would have thought that if anything, the 2 in December should be now, and the 7 of this month should’ve been in December? Apparently not!
I am quite a patient sort, BUT there comes a time when you have to actually ask, why use a feature if it doesn’t work? Is IT broken or am l breaking it somehow? I have Post Dated as a function since January 2018, so l kind of know what l am doing and okay, yes this is not the first time or period of time that PD’s have gone wrong, the last time in the early days of 2019, but that was a glitch that WP sorted ……… however since the launch of the Block Editor in June of 2020 l have noticed several ‘teething problems’, that we really shouldn’t be experiencing in the 9/10 month window of post launch?
With this morning’s frustration l leapt out of bed , like l did on Tuesday, the last PDoopsy day, ran downstairs, turned on the computer and logged into WP [manually AGAIN posted The Hello] and opened up a chat with the engineers and they have come back and suggested two things .. which l can’t see just yet because l accidentally closed the chat down and can’t seem to ressurect it and the email with the chat in l am supposed to receive hasn’t arrived either!
But apparently l should install a plug in which l will review as soon as l can open up the blessed communication or the damn email arrives …. .. these delays create some kind of strange symbiosis effect on my psyche! It’s all rubbish really, however every time l am delayed via WP dillydallying around with a post dated post, my days starts squiffy!
So my day started later than planned and l was behind with my chores by twenty five minutes. Suzanne was over today in Sandwich for a Covid Trial Swab Testing – something she guinea pigged for, a couple of months agao, meaning she has to come to Sandwich Guild Hall in the town centre [four minutes away from here] once every two weeks for a swabbing.
She was to be at the testing station for just after 9.30am, so when she arrived at mine at 9.40 [l was just starting to make sense of the day in so far as my morning tasks and showers/shaving] We had arranged on Tuesday for her to cut my hair today, which thankfully is now done. The last cut she performed for me was in September [19th] so my hair was getting quite long – for a head that was receiving a cut once every three months, l was overdue a good two months. It surprises me at times how my hair which refuses to grow on the front of my head any longer than a blooming quarter inch, is still growing as it is/was on the rest of my head, because it was coming off with the shears in huge hairy swathes!
But a good number 2 all over and my head can breathe again .. long gone are the days when l had hair trailing down my neck and sitting on my shoulders and even Suze said that it was the longest she had seen my hair for a good many years.
Then Suze — the savviest between us installed my new doorbell – well there wasn’t any electrical stuff to do, it was simply a case of batteries and a sticky back panel to the front of the door, the hardest bit was deciding what tune to settle on? It had an astounding 32 – 32!!! – 32 tunes to select from – for a doorbell – ranging from ding dongs, to dingalings, to bingalongbongs to songs – that’s almost a song title there you know!!
“Ding dongs, dingalings and bingalongbongs!!” Quite catchy really once you get your tongue around it!!
Eventually l settled on a deep bell dong, however if l tire of that, l have 31 other options to choose from! But considering that most people only press a doorbell once or twice and each beep lasts for roughly two seconds what’s the purpose behind 32 tunes?? However the other feature to this doorbell is its mobility as in the actual doorbell can be carried with me or sit on something outside, so when out in the garden, where l might miss hearing someone bounce my knocker … mm, not sure if that reads right, good job l don’t have a pair …. l can hear them bouncing my knocker or knockering because they will be pressing on my dingaling!
We then went for a three quarter walk around the Ramparts and had a small talk about life, squirrels, people and garden plans and her after care. The latter as in ‘the’ after care she is very disappointed with .. the treatment she received leading up to and with her cancer was 100% – but the one to one care afterwards is very upsetting. Suze still experiences a lot of problems with the after treatment time. It’s still early days … but she doesn’t know yet if some of the main concerns she has are lasting problems or temporary’s – like her lack of hearing and deafness in her ears, the problems with her neuropathy especially on her feet and more pressingly alarming is her diet – her ability to swallow is still seriously restricted and YES her throat is healing … but there are still many uncertainties. The bump on effect from this is she has only a few food types she can actually eat.
She has her scan on the 8th March to see if she can receive the all clear and the cancer has gone, and that is now less than two weeks away and she is awaiting an appointment to see an ENT specialist – but she is losing weight weekly with her swallowing and nutrition issues, which worries me enormously.
We talked some more on gardening and the season for this year, and Suze will not really be growing many vegetables at all and in many ways as l am experiencing a lot of problems with my own mouth through teeth issues and digestion problems, l too will not be growing as many vegetables …… l have therefore opted for this year to – as l said the other day – produce more flowers and fruits and to a degree herbs and very few vegetables. It’s ironic in a way – but perhaps the courtyard garden for this season would welcome a natural wildlife edge to it – and as an area of growing – it’s not something l have primarily focused on before – but am now looking forwards to filling my pots will herbs and flowers in companionship slots – it’s all good experiencing and a great learning curve and above everything means a lot more vibrancy and colour in the garden.
Anyway, l missed my main walk of this morning due to PDoopsy’s – so l am now off to walk the Ramparts for a couple of decently fast circuits to keep the FitBit happy, thanks for reading, catch you again soon.
Ps – Suze says thank you to each and every one of you, you all, for your greetings and friendly support over these last few months. As do l.