I’ll Be Moving Along Now…

Yesterday I tried the Business Plan that WP.com offers. After trying things out, I decided this morning that I wanted to revert back to the Premium Plan I’ve been on for almost one year now. My refund is on the way, and the site is back as it was before this nonsense happened this morning. So what happened? Before the switch was made, my Admin panel stated clearly that I had used just 51% of the allotted space for this so-called Premium Plan.

I was attempting to upload an image today, after the site was reverted but was told by my Media page that I’d used 13.1 percent of the thirteen gig storage space. That’s just bullshit. I had a long Chat session a bit ago with a WordPress ‘Happiness Engineer’ as they like to call these tech folks. Long story short, I was told that I’ve used every bit of my storage space. I told the ‘engineer’ that I’ll purchase more storage space. Guess what?

You can’t do that now! I’ve purchased extra storage space in times past with no issues. Apparently, WordPress is now forcing it’s users to ‘upgrade’ to the expensive Business Plan to obtain unlimited storage. I told this person that I had just cancelled that plan today as it’s not what I really want. WordPress.com has got me backed into a corner. Since I don’t want the damned Business Plan and can’t purchase more storage, my best option now is to go self-hosted.

Pardon me but what a crock of shit. Purchasing that stupid Business Plan is as far as I know at the moment, roughly the same cost as moving to a self-hosted platform via WordPress.org. I’ve self-hosted in years past and am fully aware of what needs to be done behind the scenes to maintain the site, especially keeping your Security and other plug-ins up to date. It’s no biggie but I’m really annoyed that WordPress doesn’t offer a simple space upgrade.

Oh hell no, they’ve become ever-more greedy by forcing people to pay for a more costly plan. Not everyone can or wants to invest three hundred or so dollars into a stupid plan. I’m a power-user I suppose you could say. I upload a lot of video and photo media. And I’m unwilling to remove any of my media! I’ve recently crossed into the 1000+ posts threshold. Nothing will be deleted. Should I have known this was going to happen, I may have kept that plan.

So, if I seem to go away a bit, you know what the scoop is. I hope nothing is lost in the change, especially my friends here, you’ve got my address, it won’t change. I hope this text will post…

Centering Me

Part two of today was a good thing in my favorite canyon with sunny skies and seventy five beautiful degrees at over three thousand feet. Red Rock Canyon always makes me feel better, and one of many reasons I recently signed my lease for another year. No bugs, no snow except in the mountains where it should be and a beautiful climate. And of course, my beautiful palm trees everywhere.

Red Rock Canyon center’s me

Some very positive things to see and hear today, even a couple wild donkeys making that distinctive call they have, somewhere in the desert, so hard to see at a distance as they blend into the desert floor so well. I can’t say the same for the jackasses at my job. By that I mean the freaks who rent the storage units and leave garbage and unwanted furnishings about including used tampons, shitty diapers and the list continues.

Doing the usual walk around the building this morning, I came across two piles of discarded furniture containing both bed frames, mattresses and other junk items. Since almost day one, I’ve had additional duties added to my day that were never disclosed to me upon being hired on. Bait and switch? Lied to? Tricked? Maybe… In any case, it’s not acceptable to me.

I’ve now endured what I see as two instances of verbal abuse to some degree, and spoken to once again today as though the employer were my father yet I am fifteen years his senior. I was not allowed to make suggestions to remedy issues nor was I allowed to purchase tools at my own expense that would make jobs inside and outside the facility go much faster.

Why? And why would this person become rude and slightly belligerent with me when I make such suggestions? A matter of who’s in control? This man is ex military police. Guess what my man, your not military anymore. Nobody is contesting or threatening your authority. I promised myself that if this crap happened again, I’d resign my position and take a permanent holiday.

And that is just what I did over the phone after leaving the property. Tomorrow I stop by the facility to drop off my uniforms and badge. The man’s soon to be wife practically begged me to stay. I told her in no uncertain terms that in my view, he and I have a major personality clash and that he creeps me out. Always angry just under the surface. I refuse to associate with negative people!

I have much more respect and dignity for myself than this and refuse to allow this situation to continue. I needed to vent. I actually had a text volley with my ex and she was a sweetheart, letting me get the lead out. And I thank you my reader for putting up with my venting rant in this space!! So then, I’m thinking of a trip to Reno, Nevada soon… And a few more driving destinations. Click a pic to start the viewer!

Writer’s Block?

Well, I’m not an author by any means but I am out of content for this little website recently. I’m just not feeling it lately. I see the same thing happen to others I follow around WordPress and it sucks! My life seems to be falling into a rather deep groove lately with work and home. I don’t get out much lately and am in need of some fresh photo material.

I might take a trip to Mount Charleston tomorrow but today I need to get my suit purchased for the upcoming trip to Michigan for my daughter’s wedding the end of this month. And pick up my medications too. Routine. Boring. Blah. I’m not depressed and have no reason to be whatsoever. Which leads me once again to thinking of retirement.

I’m considering it later this year since it’s now financially realistic for me. I’ve wanted to do some serious traveling the last year or so, via long extended road trips. Mostly here on the west coast since I’m not nearly as familiar with it as back east where I’m from but the entire country can be my oyster!

OK, now I’m on a rant… Thanks for tuning in!!

Oldsmobile 98

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Via the Lenka app today when at work, no time for a real frame up. Via iPhone seven. I wrongly assumed it was a differnet GM car, whoopsoids!! I so wish Americans would purchase truly American cars today, but who’s really responsible for this? Detroit Auto Manufacturers of course, as well as our federal government. Buying an import is a vote against your country.

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