May 17, 2016

And We're Back! Maybe?

photo: An-e

In response to the thousands... er, hundreds... or, ok three emails I received wondering where the hell Cranky Fitness had gone, I thought I'd attempt a brief update. This is also a test post to see if hitting "publish" will accomplish anything other than exercising my right index finger.


While it's true I haven't been posting much lately, I have been intending to post quite frequently! That should count for something, right?  I even have several half-written posts in the works, and lots of thoughts about things having to do with exercise and nutrition and life in general.  So I was bummed to discover there was no longer anywhere to put these thoughts, and so they'd have to just keep boomeranging around in my head, where it's already too crowded and chaotic.  Just having a theoretical outlet that I rarely actually use is weirdly important to me.

But I have to confess it took me almost a week to discover the blog had disappeared off the face of the web!

Buh bye, Cranky Fitness?

And then it was another week or so to even face the prospect of figuring out how to get it back. It was something mysterious having to do with DNS server settings and "A host records" and it was too daunting to cope with in the midst of other lifestyle upheavals. (Our home remodel is running very, very behind schedule, and it's not the sort of remodel you can cohabitate with. So we've been hopping around from one temporary accommodation to the next, thanks to the kindness of various generous friends, and living out of suitcases, and not always in a position to get internet or think about much of anything other than "WHEN THE F--CK ARE THE CONTRACTORS EVER GOING TO FINISH OUR HOUSE??).

But this morning I finally up the nerve to post a pathetic plea for assistance on the blogger help forum, and a nice guy named Chuck walked me through it.

So yeah, the blog is not dead! On the other hand, it's not really alive either, in that I don't have anything relevant to health and fitness to work up into a presentable post just yet.  But I miss you all and hope one day to get off my ass and get back to health and fitness blogging.

In the meantime, just wondering what you're all up to? Anything broken, delayed, or frustrating in your lives or is it (I hope) all smooth sailing?

51 comments:

  1. Welcome back! Sounds like a whole series of articles on how to stay healthy on the go and in temporary habitation arrangements. :) Glad to see you here. Looking forward to more when life settles down.

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    1. Crabby McSlackerMay 18, 2016 at 6:03 AM

      Good idea Daniel! Definitely a challenge, but life would feel even more insane without SOME sort of exercise and reasonably healthy diet, so we've been trying to scramble to keep things together.

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  2. Crabby, good to read you. I hope you can get it all sorted out quickly and get back to blogging.
    Nothing unusual or all that terribly interesting to report in answer to your questions.

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    1. Thanks Leah! And hey, at our age "nothing unusual or terribly interesting" isn't necessarily a bad thing!

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  3. You are missed. Come back and tell us how to exercise again, i'm getting forgetful.

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    1. One foot in front of the other messsymimi! Have missed you too!

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  4. Hello! I let my domain name expire because I hadn't updated my blog in over two years (let's see what my profile looks like when I hit publish) so you know.

    I just bought & sold real estate, and there was no renovation needed. That was ENOUGH of a mental drain, so I can only imagine trying to keep renovations on task and how much that takes out of you.

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    1. Heh, turns out it's THREE years!

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    2. Crabby McSlackerMay 18, 2016 at 6:14 AM

      You had a great blog OTF, I miss it! And hey, if you ever get the hankering write some more, I happen to know a health blog with a lazy owner who hardly ever posts that would love a guest post... just sayin'. :)

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  5. Glad someone noticed the blog was missing. I should probably do something about mine, but the daily struggle for survival takes a lot of time.
    I'm thinking this is where you find out where your contractors live and show up on their porch with sleeping bags.

    Mary Anne in Kentucky

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    1. Crabby McSlackerMay 18, 2016 at 6:36 AM

      Mary Anne, I'd definitely prioritize daily struggle for survival over blogging! But good to see you are winning that war.

      Hmm, I'm liking your thoughts about squatting at the contractor's houses, but I'm thinking their actual bedrooms would be more comfortable. THEY can have the porch!

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  6. I posted on my blog the other day asking if anyone knew what happened to you!! Glad you're good!!!

    We're also in the midst of a remodel, except we're living in it. OMG - contractors are never on time...and cabinet makers...shit... don't even get me started!!! Would love to see before/afters!

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    1. You too lucky mama? Not sure which is worse during remodeling, being homeless or living with the chaos! But since there are no toilets or sinks or much of anything else in our place other than sawdust and machinery and piles of wood and boxes of things to be installed, we hope, someday, we had to choose the former.

      Good luck on your renovation and hope it goes more smoothly than ours! The whole behind schedule, not-showing-up, over budget deal seems to be status quo. But they sound so optimistic and convincing when they do the bid you just want so badly to believe they aren't lying!

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  7. Welcome back! I saw your doppelganger at the Ikea in Dallas on Mother's Day - did a double take and actually considered saying your name out loud to see if you'd turn. But the more I looked, the more I realized it wasn't you, so I didn't embarrass myself. :)

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    1. Oh shoot, wish it had been me! I was kinda hoping somehow being in Texas we'd run into each other but I guess it's a pretty damn big state! (Though I did get to Dallas--but alas, not to Ikea). But some day, some state!

      I still fantasize about a Cranky Fitness meetup some day...

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    2. A CF meetup would be so awesome. :)

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  8. Welcome back! I did notice the blog was down, glad to see you back up and running.

    I guess you have an idea what's going on in my world right now - thank you for the kind comment. Aside from sad stuff, I banged up my knee a few weeks back and have been waiting for that to heal; think I am ready to slowly start getting back into fitness activities.

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    1. Oh darn about the banged up knee, JavaCHick! Hope it feels better soon. And again, so sorry about the loss of your kitty, that's a really, really, really tough one. Hang in there.

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  9. Seems like there is ALWAYS something not working right with technology in my life. I have a definite Love/Hate relationship with technology!

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    1. Crabby McSlackerMay 18, 2016 at 1:12 PM

      Me too RKM! You'd think given how often it screws us over we'd be less reliant on it, but dang, I just can't resist the lure of a shiny new gadget, or the (usual) ease of web-based communication. They suck us in and then turn evil!

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  10. This lurker still here and I still get the email telling me you have a new post. :)

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    1. Thanks Mary, can't tell you how good that makes me feel!

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  11. I'm so glad to see a post from you! It always seems like no matter how long a contractor tells you it's going to take, it ends up being twice that amount of time. Good luck. :-)

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    1. Well, wish it was more of a post aimeeinak, butg thanks for hanging in there! And yep, the contractor woes seem to be pretty universal! So why do they believe their fantasy completion dates in the first place? Total wishful thinking I guess.

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  12. I've been lax in the visiting department but try to get around to the blogs from time to time. It would be shocking to find that your blog was missing like that. I'm glad you were able to access it once again. Hopefully you will continue to have places to stay until your place in inhabitable.

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    1. Crabby McSlackerMay 19, 2016 at 6:25 AM

      Fingers crossed Hilary and thanks for stopping by!

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  13. I wondered where you were but if you ask me, you might be better off away from all this even though I am still here. :)

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    1. You may be right Jody! But couldn't help wanting to get back online as soon as I discovered I couldn't.

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  14. You know, when this house stuff is all over, you will have great material to share on how you held it together and exercised and ate right and was the perfect Crabster that we all know and love. Smoooooochies! :D

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    1. Crabby McSlackerMay 19, 2016 at 6:28 AM

      I am only perfect in my imperfection Sherri but thanks for your faith in me! Actually, we ain't doing a bad job considering the logistical issues, but will glad when things get back to some form of normal.

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  15. Hi Crabby! I have been thinking about you, and wondering how the new place was. I'm sorry to hear that it's going slowly and wish you the best for that!

    I haven't been blogging lately either. I'm actually overly busy with something too - we're actually going to be moving, in fact, closer to you! :)

    btw, if you'd like to run website geeky questions by me, feel free. I am not omniscient by any means, but I like to troubleshoot.

    Hugs, Dave

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    1. Dave, that's so exciting about your move! Maybe we can figure out a way to meet IRL sometime! And be careful about your offer to field geeky questions, I am VERY tempted to take you up on it!

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    2. Hi,
      Yeah, I'd like to see you in Ireland! ;) Yeah, IRL would be great! And don't hesitate to ask about the geeky stuff.

      :) D

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    1. Crabby McSlackerMay 21, 2016 at 7:42 AM

      Hey Shauna nice to see your virtual face!

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  17. Well, like in the "Princess Bride," since your blog is only mostly dead and not all dead, I think your chance of a recovery is excellent!

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    1. Ah, I loved the princess bride... thanks Dr. J!

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  18. Yay, you're back! We missed you!

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    1. Thanks so much Lyn!!!! It was weird being "erased" from the interwebs and good to hear from everyone again.

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  19. YAYAYAYAY!!!!
    I was so so sadworried.
    <3

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  20. You have returned! Cue the happy dance! Sorry your house is taking so long, but they have to be finished one day... hopefully sooner rather than later.

    Here's my update. As I approach my 50th birthday, I feel like I finally have all the pieces of my puzzle. And it is an awesome feeling! Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!

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    1. Wow what a great way to approach 50 Kimberley! It's an awesome decade, I think you'll love it.

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  21. Transferring my favorite blog sites to a new PC and thought I'd double-check to see if you were still out there, and you are! Glad to hear you're alive, though living in remodel purgatory is the pits :-( I look forward to seeing some new posts when you get a chance to string a few half-written ones together :-) Be well, Crabby!

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    1. Hey thanks Emmaclaire! Yep, alive and whining and hoping to move in someday. Good to "see" you again!

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  22. It's always something, isn't it? I'm glad your blog is back. I've never commented before, but I've enjoyed reading it and found it very inspirational in my own journey! Thank you for that! :)

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  23. Love reading your blog, thanks for the share.

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  24. Hey there Crabby, I just landed on to your site and looks like it is going to be an interesting site to follow after seeing some of your posts and comments.

    Hope you can sort everything out around home and get back to a normal life...is there such a thing as a normal life these days?

    Something to think about until next time:)

    Cheers
    Paul

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  26. Good to see you back, Crabby! I also just spent about an hour negotiating the move to Google--very annoying, actually--and began browsing blogs I used to read before Facebook sucked everything into its giant maw. Keep on keepin' on!

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