Monday, June 11, 2012

Back In The Blog

I've been in blog limbo.

My account was hacked, proving that they are correct when they say you shouldn't use your phone number as your password. Not that it made any difference. It isn't like having free reign on my blog would give you access to my financial accounts.

.... it just dawned on me that I am not sure if I have access to all of my financial accounts. My husband takes care of all of that, both personal and for the business. For years I dealt with all of our day-to-day financial issues, to the point of frustration. In the midst of creating the business, building the building, working and raising kids, he told me to "just deal with it". I did. I put everything that was paid off, things that we owned outright and all of our bank accounts in my name. Everything that had a mortgage or a payment plan went into his. Now he takes care of it.
 
Back to the blog lapse. I had planned to start what I will call "Design Wall Wednesday" here on the blog. I know that some people do "Wordless Wednesdays", but I think that is just a cop-out because they don't want to write something. My plan was to show you what is on my design wall each Wednesday and tell you what I am working on. Don't worry, I have 3 design walls, so there is always something cool happening on at least one of them. Anyway, that was the plan.

Quilt Market happened, speaking engagements were tended to.  Then I was distracted when Facebook made some changes. As a tech looser, I can only deal with a certain amount of social media upkeep in one day. Our shop had a page and a place and friends and business associates are all intermingled with my personal page. My husband decided that he needed a page, but not his own, he just wanted to be able to access the photos of the grandkids without having to wait for me to show them to him. Now his high school class is planning a reunion and he wants his page changed to be only his, and he has no idea how to do anything social media related. And The Quilt Company page needs constant attention

Exactly when did I become an IT person? I have no recollection of applying for that job.

 
In the midst of it all I have to admit that I forgot my new blog password. Has that ever happened to you? Honestly, has that ever NOT happened to you? If you answer yes to that question, your password is probably your phone number... or you are under 30.

Forgetting your password normally wouldn't be a problem, if you ask they will email it to you. If you know your email address. Who in the world forgets their email address? Especially when it is your name, followed by the business that you own, as in Karen@thequiltcompany.com. Obviously I wouldn't forget that. Unfortunately that isn't the primary address on my blogger account. I had to have a hotmail account to set up the blog years ago. THAT was the email I forgot. As I remember it was one of those frustrating exchanges that went something like this:

USER NAME: Karen
unavailable


USER NAME: KarenMontgomery
unavailable


USER NAME: Karenquilts
unavailable


USER NAME: Karen4879532
unavailable


USER NAME: KMontgomery
unavailable


USER NAME: KMontgomery9532
unavailable


USER NAME: Karensayssew
unavailable


USER NAME: Ohgoodgodhowmanykarenscouldtherebe
unavailable


USER NAME: picklerelish
thank you, your user name has been saved.

Huh? What had I typed? I don't think I typed picklerelish. Or maybe I had. It could have been any of a million things that popped into my head in frustration. And I can only assume that they emailed my forgotten password to that cyberspace account each and every time I asked them to send it and I thought it hadn't arrived.
 
But I'm back now, and everything is safe and secure. I'm using an old phone number, nobody will ever guess.

See you Wednesday!

2 comments:

banjo795 said...

I absolutely LOVE the way you "handled" the finances issue! It certainly got his attention.


Whenever I run into one of those sites that says that the name I want has been taken, I suspect that it really was me that has the user name, and I just forgot that I'd signed up sometime in the distant past. Or maybe not-so-distant past...

bmayer said...

According to my calendar, it's Thursday already......