February 25, 2023
I intended to post this update yesterday but instead spent that time figuring out how to get this website working again. A WordPress add-on I’ve used for my archives page for years had failed, which WordPress interpreted as a critical error. Most of the pages on this website were locked behind an error message, including the admin login page I use to access my WordPress installation. By the time I went to bed (about an hour past when I’d planned), I’d managed to get the entry pages working again and could login to WordPress, but my archives page is still super wonky in appearance and function.
Monday, February 13: I always enjoy seeing the changing landscape out my back window. On this day, the wind had brought a spring of pine to decorate the snow.
Tuesday, February 14: Finished the second hat just in time to pack it up for the trip to the event at which it’ll be in the charity raffle.
Wednesday, February 15: Flew from Spokane to Chicago via Minneapolis. Disappointed at so few folks wearing masks. Happy my connection went smoothly.
Thursday, February 16: Drove from Chicagoland to Green Bay in what proved to be a worse winter storm than I expected based on the forecast I’d studied the night before. I got through it fine and was even able to make my usual stop at the Cheese Castle.
Friday, February 17: Opening day of the “writer’s conference” that was the reason for this trip. It’s not so much a conference now as a gathering of friends. We had the opening ceremonies, a family style group dinner at a chicken hall, then Disney on Ice from a box (the hockey team we’ve seen in past years was on the road).
Saturday, February 18: A full day of small group activities capped by another group dinner, this time down the street from the hotel in the common area of one of the locals’ apartment building. On the walk over, we got to enjoy the trees still adorned in their Valentine’s Day lights.
Sunday, February 19: The conference closed with the charity raffle. My hats were both won by the same person. I came away with a crocheted hat and scarf and mini octopus set and some other nice things.
On this date in 2015 to 2022: No entries
2014: Winter Fun Close to Home
2008 to 2013: No entries
2007: Farewell, Orange Ranger
2003 to 2006: No entries