Regarding the blog…three of my old posts from last summer have been hard hit by spammers. I have comment moderation activated for posts older than 7 days so these spam comments aren’t getting through but it was irritating me to no end to have to reject as many as 6 or 8 spam comments a day.
Finally, I made the decision to turn comments completely off on those three old posts.
So far, it appears to have stopped the spam so I’m optimistic.
The other issue concerns one of the bathrooms at the house in Hooterville. With all of the work that has been taking place, I’ve had to make the bathroom next to the laundry room accessible to workmen. In addition, until the bathroom in the new barn is finished, boarders will, no doubt, be coming up to the house and asking to use our bathroom from time to time so I’m sure this little issue will continue for a while.
Invariably every time I walk by that bathroom everyone is using, someone has left the toilet seat up.
This is an issue I’ve never had to really deal with before because my hubby grew up sharing a bathroom with his mom and 3 sisters. He learned early in life to put the seat down and he rarely forgets.
In the scheme of things, a toilet seat left in the up position really is a small thing but, nevertheless, it still drives me nuts so I go in, close the lid, and wash my hands. The next thing I know, the lid is up again!
I finally came up with this idea. See that frame on the wall over the toilet?
I have been married to my high school sweetheart for 43 years. We have one beautiful and precious daughter, age 33.
After more than 37 years in the workforce, I was fortunate enough to be able to quit my job in 2007 and stay home. As a natural born homebody and "nester," this opportunity to be a full-time homemaker has brought me immeasurable contentment and happiness. I thoroughly enjoy spending each and every day in the cozy comfort of "My Cottage of Bliss."
About the "House in Hooterville": In October 2009, we bought a 30 acre horse farm in a small country town approximately 45 miles from the city where I have lived my whole life. Join me, a city girl through and through, as I try to simultaneously adapt to country life in "Hooterville" and redecorate the 1978 brick ranch-style house on the property into My (new) Cottage of Bliss.