Adopted people have difficulty with changes; some of us can deal with Big Events, and yet the small ones lay us waste. Some folks can handle personal changes (new hair style, different shopping mall) but go to pieces when they lose perceived control over something like a TV show they enjoy or a site online that they somehow feel and have been told is "theirs".
Over the past year Google has been shifting the furniture around, making it harder and harder to settle in. Now they are taking all the draperies and rugs and revamping even the looks of the place. Rumor has it the whole joint will have a new coat of paint soon.
Just about the time I get used to one way of working in here they change it again. Mostly, I think, because they can. The options they give us are somewhere between few and none, and anyone who has learned the hard way what "edit" means on a Google post or blog never touches that button again. Google uses the term to mean "delete forEVER". And they do.
And every change they make seems to slow the load time, the post time, even the typing time (I used to have an old Word Processing program on my 3.1 that I could outtype, and this is now doing the same thing) has slowed to a crawl.
I got 3 years invested in this, and I would have no idea how to move it, if thats even possible. I'm stuck.
Sorry about the absence, it's been a strange month, hard to settle into, I guess. But the days get longer at each end, the new guys are losing weight and looking more cat like and less beachball like, and its a joy to see them streaming across the yard, running flat out just because They Can. That somehow makes the breaking in time worth the patience. It is, after all, about them. Im just the doorholder.