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I just couldn’t resist this cutie! It reminded me too much of my Stinker. In fact, it looks like something the little goofy would do, if he could, lol! I would have been here sooner, but……Razzy decided she wanted to be super loveable this morning. Compared to yesterday morning, I will take this Razzy any day. Yesterday, I don’t know what was wrong with her. She was like hell on four paws, gee! We all got up at 3 a.m., and the more I cleaned and picked up, the more she tore up. Then when I sit down at the computer, here she would come with her string. She gets her string, in her mouth, and comes and wraps it around my ankle. That’s her way of telling me she wants to play.

Let me tell you this and then I will hush for the day, maybe, lol! I had a phone call the other day from a contractor that was supposed to be from our phone company. He wanted to know if anyone was going to be home. He was going house to house drawing up plans for the phone company to lay fiber optic line for people who had DSL. Well I told this man, we no longer had DSL with the phone company. He told me, he couldn’t help that, they had me down as having DSL. Since they had me down as having DSL, he had to come out and draw up the plans. I finally said, “Hell, come on!” After I hung up with him, I got to thinking about all the home invasions that have been happening around here. Great, what if this old boy is with a bunch that is doing these home invasions? I just gave him an open invitation to come on over and invade me! I got to thinking what would be a great way to meet him at the door. We have guns, rifles, shotguns and all that mess but I really don’t like to messing with them. So it hit me, get Razzy! I tracked her little butt down just as the man was knocking on the door. He came in and acted like he wasn’t  in a hurry to get to work. He kept talking and talking. I brought up about all the wildlife we have out here in the boonies. He was telling me about a cougar a few miles down the road that had practically killed a horse. Then I told him about the momma wildcat and her kittens that had come up to our house. He said you mean, “a bobcat?” I said, “Oh, yes, I call her a wildcat but she is really a bobcat.” Then he got nervous. He wanted to know if she was “in the house?” I told him, yes she was, most of the time she stays in the bedroom with me. But when I get up she generally goes with me wherever I go. He started looking around the kitchen real nervously. I told him it was ok she was right here. Then I moved and Razzy was sitting right on the edge of the cabinet. I thought this man was going to crap his pants. It was funny, all of a sudden he didn’t want to talk anymore. He had to get to work, NOW! He went out and drew up some plans. He had said he needed me to approve them before he left. He came back up to the porch and wanted to know if I could come outside and approve them. I told him, no, he would have to come in. He stepped about a foot inside the door. He kept his hand on the knob all the time. I approved the plans and he left. After he left I got to feeling bad about what I had done. Then again, I didn’t know him. He could be a contractor that cased out houses for the home invaders. These days you never know. But I did find out one thing, I have the greatest deterrent ever, Razzy! Word gets around that the crazy lady that lives here has a bobcat in the house, we will be avoided like the plague, lol! Instead of ADT, I have BDT!!! Can I sign you up?

Enough with my BS, I hope everyone has a great Friday! Also Monday is President’s Day, I hope you have a long weekend. We all could use an extra day of rest and relaxation!

Have a great one!

Wishing You All A Very Relaxing Saturday! Take a break you deserve it!

Definitely looks like my mischievous Razzy, lol!

I hope your Saturday is starting off very relaxing and enjoyable. Mine is just a little noisy. Razzy (the kitten) is playing with her toy on the bed. Also on the bed is Kiki (the noisy, grouchy Pomeranian) who apparently has forgotten what playing is all about. Kiki has barked and did a small growl every time Razzy has jumped at her toy. I tell you this cat, I have never seen anything like her. She jumps and carries on like a frog. She even makes me dizzy, lol!

Talking about my animals is not what I wanted to write about today. I wanted to try something new. I receive comments from individuals that have the same concerns and questions. So I decided I would publish their comments and hopefully answers all of your concerns at once. I feel bad because there are so many comments with the same questions or concerns and I can’t answer all of them. I figured this would be a great way to address them and hopefully help you with your problem or answer your question. Here goes, today’s questions come from…….

Link wrote:

“Hey there would you mind letting me know which hosting company you’re working with? I’ve loaded your blog in 3 different internet browsers and I must say this blog loads a lot faster than most.”

News wrote:

“Can you recommend a good internet hosting provider at an honest price? Thank you, I appreciate it!”

Thank you Link and News for both your questions. When I first considered opening a blog, I did numerous searches for hosting sites. I found a few that did interest me because they had free offers for 30 days. After that 30 day period was up, the monthly prices were higher than what I was wanting to pay. In fact, I didn’t want to pay anything. I thought about the hosting sites, I would already have to have my own blog or website. Then I would have to upload it to their site. To me, this just seemed like too much work. Especially since I didn’t know a thing about blogging. I then did a search for a site that would give me a free blog and also host it for free. I can tell you now, I try out a many of these sites. I would imagine there are “Witches Of The Craft’s” blogs all over the net that I forgot to delete. I finally got fed up with the sites I was pulling up in my Yahoo search. I did a Norton search and the first one I pulled up was “WordPress.” I figured I hadn’t tried this one, so I would give it a shot. WordPress give you a free blog and also hosts it for you. This is who hosts my blog. I cannot recommend WordPress highly enough. If you are just starting out, it is fantastic. WordPress has forums for help. You can go there and get your questions answered by administrators of this site. You can also do searches for any question or problem you might encounter if you don’t see it in the forums. Then when you actually register a blog, the tools you have are utterly amazing. WordPress offers you a dashboard on the sideboard. There you have everything involving your blog right at your fingertips. It is great. They offer templates. You can use them as they are but some are able to be customized just like this one here.

WordPress is who hosts this blog. The reason is loads fasts is because of the excellent service WordPress provides. I must mention there are two WordPress’s. There is a WordPress.com and there is a WordPress.org. WordPress.com is the one this blog is associated with. The WordPress.com provides you with the blog and then hosts it. WordPress.org from what I understand is a pay service. They provide you with templates also and everything you need to build that blog. The .org service offers quite a few more features but you have to download it to your computer. Then you build your blog offline. When the blog is ready, you upload it to WordPress.org and they host it for you. I don’t know how much they charge. Since the two WordPress’s are associated I would imagine the .org one would be a great place to host a blog. You would have to check their price.

To keep me from confusing you:

This blog is hosted by WordPress.com. WordPress.com offers a free blog and then also hosts it.

WordPress.org offers you all the supplies you need to build your own blog offline. It has to be downloaded and then when the blog is ready, you upload it to their site. WordPress.org is a pay site that hosts blogs.

Now for internet providers, I believe I have tried them all. The one I was happiest with was Comcast high-speed internet. But Comcast kept raising their prices every other month till I had to eventually drop them. Now I am with a local telephone co-op. It is a DSL service. When I use to work, I had BellSouth DSL installed there. BellSouth was super fast and also very reasonable. I think for a residence it was about $32.00 a month. Of course, for a business it is much higher. The DSL service I have was great when I first got it. The man who installed it told me the more computers you add to the service the slower it gets. My husband added a router and also added his two computers to the service. He tells me he has problems with the speed and downloads. But I have the main line run to my computer and laptop and I can’t tell a difference. It is still fast for me. The DSL service with the co-op runs about $32.00 a month. I have found most DSL services charge about the same for their services. I know with Comcast when I finally dropped them my bill was close to almost $200 a month (a big, big difference). I also had a few friends recommend Yahoo DSL but I had problems with logging in constantly. Yahoo DSL is not available in all areas yet. If you check with them, that could be a problem for you. But check with your local phone company. If they offer an AT&T service or another national long distance service, they probably offer DSL. Just remember get the main line going to your computer, lol!

I hope I have answered quite a few of your questions. If you have anymore, keep them a’coming.

Have a great weekend,

Lady A