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Discussion in 'Metropolis' started by Chris, Aug 24, 2018.


The Gates of Horn and Ivory

Two Gates the silent House of Sleep adorn; Of polish'd Iv'ry this, that of transparent Horn:
True Visions thro' transparent Horn arise; Thro' polish'd Iv'ry pass deluding Lies.

  1. Chris

    Chris Forever and One Staff Member

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    Sorry about The Gates being inaccessible for the past couple of weeks, the hosting came due and then a great deal has gone wrong in my personal life that made it near impossible to get near a computer in order to make the payment (and thanks, @Umaeril ). We're back up now, hopefully without issues moving forward.

    I should point out that I do have plans to migrate everything over to a different server to make things run a little better and to shed an extra payment during a relatively difficult time. Hopefully you won't notice the transition as it should be a case of just uploading a database to the new server, making some DNS changes and voila, good to go. Nothing will change in terms of the domain name or the url to access the site, it'll just be a change in hardware and hopefully performance.

    But again, sorry for letting things drag on that long with the downtime! Hopefully we never have to deal with that again.
     
  2. 21007

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    Dare I wonder what is going on with you?
     
  3. Chris

    Chris Forever and One Staff Member

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    Without getting too specific -- a lot.

    Well...ok...I'm losing my mother to dementia / Alzheimer's, so slowly but surely I'm watching her fade away in front of my eyes (I'm her sole caregiver because I lost my job a while back and started taking care of her and it's just become the full time thing because no one else has time and I must be able to do it because I'm unemployed and useless [that's another thing]). I'm also in constant pain from a leg infection (MRSA coupled with Lymphadema) that I've had for at least four months at this point and nothing the doctors have done is working, I also got a call confirming from my most recent biopsy (because those are SO FUN they just had to do another one) that there's a secondary infection, but I won't find out specifics until I goto my appointment on Tuesday because my doctor wants to talk in person about it, so that sounds just awesome. I've also found out my kidneys are starting to deteriorate as a result of the progression of my diabetes (Type 1, diagnosed age 11) and there's little that seems to be doable, though I am now on a new drug to help slow down the progression, and to top all of that off I'm destitute, making it difficult to pay my bills and putting me on the verge of homelessness several times so far. I'm upside down on my car, my credit cards, my utility bills and having hard time keeping my mother going with food and drinks to keep her happy and balanced (as much as possible), so it's not exactly been a fun go of things recently. I'm not saying this for sympathy or to elicit a reaction, just pointing out why things have been a bit...iffy...from me of late, which made it difficult for me to pay the hosting prior to me posting that message. Things are still iffy, but I'm doing what I can to muddle through.

    Sorry for rambling, I didn't mean to get into all of that, it just sort of came out.
     
  4. 21007

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    Jeez and I thought I had bad luck with health. I can certainly see why it'd be hard if you aren't employed, and you have the eternal poverty generator of car payments and credit cards going on too. Though I don't think it's good to say you're useless. It's just not a good mindset. Unemployed, sure. Useless, not so much. I mean you're taking care of someone, your mum, would they be okay without you?

    Either way, it's not wrong to talk about it. I did ask anyway. Not that I can realistically do anything to help. Besides maybe offer some advice on specific things. Then again I'm pretty sure I'm younger and not exactly that experienced with all that which life can throw at you, so advice of dubious usefulness perhaps.
     

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