Well, switching servers has not been entirely pain-free. On the plus side, I can manage all the domains I am entrusted with (this one, MO's and the EMCA) from a single account. That was definitely one of the deciding factors. On the down side, I am really not up on all the intimate details of Apache (to say the least) and I keep getting hung up on what seems like little things because I just don't understand their setup.
One of these little things is keeping the genealogy database down (I figured this one out on my own--I'm very proud of that--and I'm working with the developer on it) and another is keeping me from getting all my pictures back up. I decided to install a gallery management program that I had tested on my local setup and on the old host, but I can't get it going on the new host. I've posted pleas for help on the forums and in support tickets, so hopefully I'll have an answer soon. Note: that does not mean that the galleries will be up soon--it just means I might know how to get the galleries up soon ;-)
Meanwhile, life continues away from the keyboard as well. The MO has been up to his eyeballs in work, travel and OTC doings, not to mention hosting card games (ahem). The Magpie flees the nest when the boys come to play cards.
As a consolation prize, I bought myself an iPod Shuffle and a cassette adaptor to run it through my car stereo. The cd player in my car has been busted for years so this is super-exciting! Outside the car, I've shuffled at the grocery store and in the movie theatre (I also went to see The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy during my eviction (and hey, who is this guy? he's got the most amazing teeth...and this chickie is just enchanting)) and it's a very odd feeling. I never carried a Walkman or any of the earlier mp3 players, so walking around in public with my own private music has been a new experience for me. It feels a bit rude, but I think it might be addictive. It's kind of like being inside a bubble. I can hear what's going on around me but it's really easy to ignore it. Not the way you want to walk down a dark alley at night but kind of nice when jostling through the grocery store.