Yesterday I spent hours trying to renew a single domain name that is held in a Spanish registry. The .es website, Dominios.es, translates into English but this doesn’t help. It still doesn’t tell you how to do things. I had to click around, trying every link, and reload and re-enter the site again and again and again; then emailed the registry for help. Their reply was incomplete, shall we say. But it seems that if you click and reload your dates and details repeatedly, you will eventually land on a page on which a tiny, tiny, tiny, tiny arrow appears — that I almost couldn’t see — and this arrow is the link that you need to click, to pay the renewal fee.
And then you’re golden! What great website design!
Although my sisters and I text each morning, it’s not enough and I am still wondering how to get back in the rhythm of going to visit. Everything in our lives seems screwed up. I haven’t been feeling so well lately, and I’m having a hard time sleeping during nighttime hours. I generally feel sort of cloudy and rotten in the morning, and have to take a long nap around noon. A late walk helps.
My friend Mike has a daughter and he has an art teacher come in to teach her at his place, so I sent some art supplies to him, and a spool knitter and yarn. I hope he can figure out how to use that. I sent him links to videos of how to get started. When I was little, my sisters and I had those little wooden spool knitters. Now they have big plastic things of different sizes that you can knit tons of things on, if you use the right stitches.
He also wanted me to make a list of art & craft activities, so that was fun, remembering early projects. He loves his time with the little girl, and doesn't mind when she and her friend run around, screech and make a ruckus. I'm glad to avoid all that...