Consequently, because of all the access problems I have decided to move to a website. I have purchased the services of a company that will host the site and I will expand the services and content currently offered on the blog. Christian Otto who has been invaluable in helping out with the current problems on the blog, is the webmaster for the move to the new site, which means that I will be his helper and he'll tell me what to do -- no different than what happens currently.*g* Christian has been and continues to be a wonderful friend and resource and, with his assistance, I hope to move to our new home by the end of July, which is much sooner than I anticipated. Obviously, a lot of the current content will have to be moved and I will have to use both the blog and the new website for an interim period but I hope that this transition will be seamless and complete by the end of August.
In the meantime I hope you will continue to be patient. I will give you a sneak peek as soon as we have some content set up on the new site. One advantage of the move is that I have also purchased the services of a company that provides " site acceleration for faster-loading for visitors all over the world!" What this means is that you will no longer experience slow loading such as is the case currently for Blogger.
I will keep you posted on the progress. In the meantime if there is anything that you would like to see on the new site I am setting up several mailboxes and I will provide the addresses in a couple of days - alternatively you can leave your suggestions in the comments section of this post. You will also be pleased to hear that I will be going with a lighter colour for the new template so those of you who have trouble reading the white print on the black background should be relieved.*g*
Thanks everyone for your patience over the last several months and thanks most of all to Christian.