“If I want the rainbow, I have to put up with the rain.”
Just when I thought things were going a little better, I learned that none of the slide shows on the site are intact. I’m glad I found out when I did, though, because it helps me plan. I attempted to post a slide show tonight but it wasn’t user-friendly enough for a non-techie like me and it’s time to use my remaining grace period with WordPress Support to ask for help. I’ve given it my best shot. I would like a slide show program installed, along with an Etsy storefront, even though I’m not quite ready to use it, and the capacity to use serifed fonts, because I also noticed my posts are sans serif…yoiks. Because I’ve chosen to keep the communication thread going with you, in lieu of a ‘pretty’ transition behind the scenes while using an ‘under construction’ sign. Add subscriptions and Feedburner to the list, too. I’ll approach WP with a laundry list and feel grateful for any step that is made a little easier for me and, ultimately, you. The slide show biz is crucial, though, because the former ones either have no pics at all now or they’re outsized and run higgly piggly throughout the articles. This means that, once I have a slide show program that works, I’ll be restoring them as best I can and altering individual pics that are now a bit skewed, in relation to text. I cringed visibly when I looked at a page with pics that were too big…it really offended my designer instincts. This update also is my means of informing you that while I’m in for the long haul, things are continuing to go a little slower than I thought. I was confronted with an instance in which I needed to use CSS computer language today. It ain’t gonna happen…phew. Having laid my cards on the table, I am easing up to the extent that I can think happy thoughts. I have my grandfather’s old slide projector, a heavy black device that tucks away in its little carrying case. His movie screen is in my storage unit…the kind that has a surface made of what look like minute plastic beads… I’ve used them both and loved doing it each time. Each slide has to be viewed individually and when the lamp gets too hot, the whole projector has to be switched off. Several weeks ago, I also saw an old carousel-style projector at Value Village and it reminded me of when my Dad meticulously labeled slides and placed them in carousels with descriptive tags. The ‘old days.’ Dad and grandpa would have been impressed with the online slide show. So will I, once I’ve learned how to do it!