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Keep calm and knit

Last week while I was updating my website with the newsletter link, I saw a folder I didn't recognize among my website files.  On investigation I found that my site had been hacked and MANY gigabytes of unpleasant data had been placed there along with a script giving some unknown entity the right to remotely upload more such foul media at will.  Ack.  I was pretty freaked out, so I did what I always do when I'm freaked out about my website - I texted my daughter, Elizabeth.  She calmed me down and assured me that it wasn't personal.  Apparently bad people hack sites all the time in order to get a free ride for their noxious material. Geez.

So I busied myself with getting a new hosting company and transferring my data to the new host, which, my friends, is not at all simple, straightforward, or intuitive, despite what the hosting companies all tell you.  I have been at this since Wednesday, and I only just accomplished the final task.  So now www.crazyforewe.com is hosted on a new server that I hope will keep it safe and sound, and protect it from virtual parasites.  This new server will also host my blog, and eventually an on-line shopping function.  How cool is that!

So here's what I want to tell you:

  1. Don't freak out if the website is down or a little touchy over the next 24 hours.  We are not going out of business. If the site doesn't come up immediately, clicking F5 (Refresh) on your keyboard may help
  2. Expect changes to the location of the blog over the next couple of weeks.  I will make every effort to keep links up to date, but you might have to update any links to the blog, or to your rss feed.  I apologize for the hassle.  Please know that I do really appreciate you reading the blog and the newsletter.  It's wonderful to connect with you through both these media.
  3. Let me know how you like the changes.  Change is hard, but change is growth, and it's all good.
In the mean time, in the immortal words of Elizabeth Zimmerman, I will try to "keep calm and knit" through it all.  
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