We had the painters in a couple of years ago..
I had to look back on this site to find out when. In fact it was just over two years, which proves that this site has some value even if it only as a diary of events.
Anyhows they painted the kitchen. And they really did paint just about everything. It took me a while to remove paint from the floor, the oven, the kettle and the toaster.
Now these painters were chatty. They would talk the hind legs off a donkey. In the course of [mostly one sided] conversation the subject of websites cropped up. They said they would paint the front of the house If I did a site for them. In a moment of rashness I agreed, probably just to shut them up. They painted the front of the house. They painted the garage door. They painted around the windows and I must admit the house looked great afterwards. They said they would get back to me about the website.
I didn’t hear from them again.
One of them breezed around and in the back door, scaring the shite out of me in the process. He wanted his website and implied he wanted it now.
Now this poses a bit of a problem. For a while now I have been contemplating getting out of the hosting lark. It’s not the time or even the cost [it doesn’t quite pay for itself]: it’s the thought of what happens if I have another heart “event”. It’s okay if I’m out of action for a few days, but what happens if I’m out of action for eternity? There is no one to look after my little business as Daughter has enough on her hands and doesn’t show much interest anyway. Grandson is a bit young to take on such a task.
So I mentioned my little conundrum to Painter and he hit me with the killer line – I had promised!
Fuck! I keep my promises so I’m cornered. My interest in websites has been on the wane for a while now. I’ll read ’em. I’ll even scribble on this one from time to time. But I really don’t want to get back into setting up servers, and worst of all, get involved in designing. My designing head fell off years ago. But I have landed myself right in it whether I like it or not.
He is to send me photographs and some text. I haven’t heard from him since.
Now I’m afraid to open my email.