No, I am not amused at all. When I turned on my computer this morning and loaded my sites in my browser this is what greeted me:
My domain triciaswaterdragon.com, the one that is home to my popular website that has had over 10 million visitors in the last almost 11 years, was up for renewal on July 27th. My hosting company told me they would automatically renew it for me when I asked about it at the beginning of June.
You know when they renewed it? This morning.
Some idiot must have snapped it when it floated free into the world of domain names and registrars. They probably hoped I would come crawling to them and buy it off them for a high price. Idiots!
I wrote to my hosting company as soon as I discovered that my domain was no longer mine. It had been there early this morning at about 6 a.m. after all. They wrote back stating that they were aware of the “mistake” and that they were already in the process of fixing it. I don’t know what they did, maybe they had to buy it back themselves. Either way it’s back.
I just about had a heart attack when I saw the gun registry page though. As I stated in my last post I wrote and article for Reptiles USA annual edition and it’s going to be on the stands August 1st. I’m expecting a lot of new visitors to my site as of this coming week. All I could think of when I realized that I had lost my domain was that all those people would be greeted by a gun registery site. Arghhh.
On top of that …
My husband is working this weekend. But at noon the front door opened and in walked Chris. He had spent a good portion of the morning in the emergency department as a patient due to dizziness, chest pain and extreme sweating.
He had all of these symptoms several times a day for about 8 months two years ago. At the time they thought he had a rare heart arrhythmia called Brugada syndrome. It was thought to be the kind of arrhythmia that could cause sudden death. So he was admitted to the hospital and had a ton of tests to try to see if they could reproduce the symptoms. If they could, they would have a diagnosis and he’d end up with a defibrillator installed in his chest.
They couldn’t reproduce the symptoms but they were sure that something had happened with his heart because he had, and still has, permanent ecg (EKG) changes.
He hasn’t had any bad symptoms for about a year so this was a surprise. Right now he’s lying on the couch relaxing but he’s doing better than the last time he had these symptoms.
I guess our bad luck is continuing.